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Three Adair students win first place in statewide writing contest

Adair County's Tradition of Excellence in Literary Arts Grows: The Columbia Women's Club is thrilled to have three state winners from Adair County: Wes Stone, First Place in Grades 4-6 in State for Short Story; Bienja Eastham won First Place in State, Grades 1-3 for Short Story; and Eli Jackson won First Place in State for his work in the 7-9 Grade category.
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By Alan Reed
News from the Adair County School District

Each year the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs sponsors a state-wide writing contest for youth. This year, three Adair County students received a first place award in each of three age categories. And according to Ms. Diana Eastham, the Columbia Women's Club, is delighted.


Eastham says the Columbia Women's Club has been active in promoting writing within the school district. "Every year our students have performed very well. With three state winners this is an exceptional year."

  • Bienja Eastham, a student at John Adair Intermediate School, won 1st place in the state for her short story entitled "The Sneaky Leopard". Bienja competed in Grades 1-3 short story division.

  • Wes Stone, representing Adair County Elementary School, won 1st place in the state for his short story, "K-9 Million". Wes competed in Grades 4-6 short story division.

  • Eli Jackson, a 7th grade student at Adair County Middle School, won 1st place in the state for his piece titled "Ode to the Women's Club". He competed in Grades 7-9 student poetry division.
Besides a certificate of achievement, each student also received a check for twenty-five dollars from the local sponsor, the Columbia Women's Club. Alan Reed


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Wes Stone, ACES, wins 1st Place Statewide Short Story contest



2011-05-25 - ACES, 870 Indian DR, Columbia, KY - Photo by Alan Reed.
Wes Stone, representing Adair County Elementary School, won 1st place in the state for his short story, "K-9 Million". Wes competed in Grades 4-6 short story division. His homeroom teacher, Ms. Jennifer Kemp, presented him with his certificate.

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Writer Bienja Eastham wins 1st Place Statewide, Grades 1-3



2011-05-25 - 202 Gen. John Adair DR, Columbia, LYU - Photo by Alan Reed. Adair Co. School District photo. First Place Statewide Short Story: Bienja Eastham, a student at John Adair Intermediate School, won 1st place in the state for her short story entitled "The Sneaky Leopard". Bienja competed in Grades 1-3 short story division. Her homeroom teacher, Cyndi Smith presented her with a certificate.
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Writer Eli Jackson wins 1st Place Statewide, Grades 7-9



2011-05-25 - 322 Gen. John Adair DR, Columbia, KY - Photo by Alan Reed. Adair Co. School District photo.
Eli Jackson, a 7th grade student at Adair County Middle School, won 1st place in the state for his piece titled "Ode to the Women's Club". He competed in Grades 7-9 student poetry division. Presenting him with his award is Mr. Stephen Beck, his homeroom teacher.

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