Jay M. Robinson was the middle schools champion at the third annual The Quill on-demand writing competition, March 2 at Lexington Senior High.
Team members were Maura Boeno, Parker Wallace and Kate Welch. Kate was an individual winner in the Argumentation category and received a state champion trophy, as did the school.
Robinson had 81.5 points; Elizabeth City Middle was second with 75.9. Myers Park finished eighth in the high school division, won by Northwood.
In the competition, three to four students from each school are presented prompts from genres. Each student has 90 minutes to create a written response based on the presented prompt.
The Quill is among the competitions that will determine the best high school and middle school in the state, via the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Scholastic Cup and Middle School Cup, respectively. Points are awarded for participation and excellence in five NCASA and nine partner competitions.
Robinson leads the Middle School Cup standings with 110 points. Myers Park is second in the NCASA Scholastic Cup standings with 75 points, behind Atkins A&T’s 90.