State Literary Rally Results for Hammond High Magnet School
Bottom Row: Parker Vaughan -- Excellent, Extemporaneous Speaking; Kristen Swanson -- Superior, -- Oral Interpretation; Kiara Smith, 1st Place Overall -- Family & Consumer Sciences
Second Row: Malik Brumfield, Superior -- Original Oratory; Brendan Cuti, 1st Place Overall -- American History; and Robert Foster, Superior -- Original Oratory
HHMS Students Receive Awards
“So You Think You Can Write” Competition
On Saturday, March 7, four International Baccalaureate students at HHMS were awarded and celebrated for their writing at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. According to the Hammond Regional Arts Center, the "So You Think You Can Write" competition was developed "to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition..." The art-work based competition encouraged students to write about a piece of art from local artists and collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Students could select to write in a variety of genres, including: poetry, short-story, and essay.
Emma Griffith, IB junior, was awarded first place for her poem "Starved: A Response to Dogs in the French Market", Kayleigh Raines, IB senior, was awarded second place for her poem "At the Midnight Battle," Kristen Swanson, IB junior, was awarded third place for her poem "A Girl in Love", and Mercy Yang, IB senior, was awarded first place for her essay, "Alligators."
All of the contestants entries were published and are available to read on the Hammond Regional Arts Center website: http://www.hammondarts.org/sytycw