Brookwood Literary takes first in region competition

THOMASVILLE: Brookwood School students traveled to Americus, Ga. to compete in the Georgia Independent School Association Region 3-AAA Literary Competition this Monday. Notably, participants from six independent schools competed in this year’s competition rather than the usual four competing schools.

Brookwood won the region title, outscoring the other five contesting schools.

“I am very proud of this team,” says Literary sponsor, Kendra Burrus. “The students put in hours of hard work to bring this region championship to the school. It was great to see them support each other through the rehearsal process and at the competition itself.”

Each participant placed high enough to contribute points to the overall region championship. Multiple students placed first and second place in their events. The boys quartet team, comprised of Camden Harbin ‘23, Isaac Richardson ‘23, Isaac Nunnally ‘24 and Matthew Lauderdale ‘25, and the girls trio with Mary Brian Anderson ‘23, Ellie Godwin ‘24, and Abigail Humphries ‘23, reign victorious. First place titles were also awarded to Isaac Richardson for his boys solo, Peggy Boltja ‘23 for her argumentative essay, and Tori Noah ‘23 for her personal essay. Region runners-up Ellie Godwin ‘24 and Anna Charles Oppenheim ‘24 were awarded titles for their solo and spelling performances.

The team welcomed several new participants, as well as “veterans” trying new events this year. The first and second place region winners will advance to the State Competition at Gordon State College on March 21, 2023.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.