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Language Arts Students Rank High at Area Contests
Language Arts Students Rank High at Area Contests
Lou Anne Sappington
Thursday, March 29 2018

The Dadeville Language Arts Department has had a successful year at area contests.  Students participated in the Polk County League Language Arts Fair at Halfway on March 28, 2018.  The junior high earned 2nd place overall, and 2nd in Written Entries. The literature team consisting of Reid Goodman, Bailey McGill, Caleb Walker, and Chloe Cornelison finished 2nd, and the vocabulary team (Reid Goodman, Bailey McGill, Caleb Walker, and Breanna Wince) earned 1st place. Caleb Walker also had the top individual score on the jr. high vocabulary test.

The high school students placed 1st overall, and 1st in Written Entries. The literature team and vocabulary team of Cecilia Miller, Macey Sappington, Lexi Goodman, and Saedee Sherwood finished 1st in both contests.  Lexi Goodman earned the top individual score on the high school literature test, and Saedee Sherwood had the top score on the high school vocabulary test. Macey Sappington placed 2nd in the Spelling Bee as well.

Many Dadeville students also submitted written entries to the LAD Fair in Willard on March 24. This year LAD received nearly 7,000 entries for grades K-12, so the competition was strong.  Junior high students from Mrs.Ochner’s and Mrs. Sappington’s classes earned a total of 51 ribbons, while high school students from Mrs. Sappington’s classes received a total of 21 ribbons for their original writing pieces.

In addition, 8th grader Bailey McGill was named to the Writers Hall of Fame for the journalism category, and 11th grader Macey Sappington was the runner-up for the “Nature and Me” contest sponsored by the Missouri Master Naturalists.

To say we are proud of these students would be an understatement.  They have worked diligently all year in the English classroom, and the recognition they have earned is certainly well-deserved!