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GMC Prep School Wins State Literary Championship for Fifth Consecutive Year

GMC Prep School Takes First Place in State Literary Championship
for Fifth Consecutive Year

Out of 59 high schools from across the state of Georgia, Georgia Military College Prep School Prep claimed first prize in the Single-A Public division of the State Literary Competition over the weekend. GMC Prep School hosted the event on campus for the third consecutive year, and the weekend’s competition marked GMC Prep’s fifth consecutive year winning the state title.

“It feels amazing to win a State Championship again,” said Mark Weaver, GMC Prep Fine Arts Director. “Our students really worked hard to maintain this streak and compete well.

GMC Prep School students qualified and competed in all areas of the competition: Boys Music Solo, Girls Music Solo, Boys Quartet, Girls Trio, Humorous Acting, Dramatic Acting, Duo Acting, Extemporaneous Speaking Domestic and International Topics, and Essay – Rhetorical, Argumentative, and Personal.

Weaver and Co-Director for GMC Prep’s Literary Team, Musical Theater and Drama teacher, Jenny Morris, say getting to call themselves champions is the result of long hours and dedication from the students.

“Our students and parents are incredibly supportive of each other and really came together as a team to lift each other up,” Morris said. “We are so thankful for the support that GMC Prep families, staff, and administration continues to provide with all activities our students are involved in.”

Over the weekend GMC Prep School took home five individual state titles, in addition to the Team Championship, one state runner up, two state 3rd placements, three state 4th placements.

Boys Quartet – State Champions: Zach Williams, Bryce Raburn, Jason Schneck, and Shane Byous
Dramatic Acting – State Champion: Emma Rice
Humorous Acting – State Champion: Will Culberson
Extemporaneous Speaking International – State Champion: Taylor Sherwood
Extemporaneous Speaking Domestic – State Champion: Stelios Spirou
Duo Acting – State Runner Up: Lindsey Knowles and Sarah Wilson
Girls Solo – 3rd Place State: Madison Sloan
Boys Solo – 3rd Place State: Shane Byous
Girls Trio – 4th Place State: Sydney Craft, Rylee Craft, Madison Sloan
Rhetorical Essay – 4th Place State: Mattison Strom
Argumentative Essay – 4th Place State: Taylor Sherwood

Congratulations to the Georgia Military College Prep School State Literary Champions!