Coweta-Fayette Literature Fair
Favorite books basis for home-schoolers' projects
by Rebecca Leftwich
Nearly 70 home-schooled students submitted 58 projects for judging in the 2013 Coweta-Fayette Literature Fair, held recently at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church.
Each year, students from both counties and numerous homeschool groups read books, research topics related to the stories, write research papers, complete book reports and display hands-on projects in the fair. The event allows students to interact with judges during interviews, encourages a love of literature and celebrates the love of learning.
"Our largest grade level division this year was seventh/eighth grade," said Denise Leak, adding that students enjoy the challenging work involved in putting together all the components of their projects.
Participating students came from several area homeschool programs, including The Bridge Writing Class from Eagle's Nest Christian Home Educators and Coram Deo Classical School.
"The competition was quite fierce with excellence in writing and creativity," Leak said.
2013 LITERATURE FAIR WINNERS
First place: Kaeleb and Ben Sandstrom – War of the Worlds
Second place: Josh Regier, Andrew Saba & Jonathan Lorincz – Ruins of Gorlan
Third place: Jonathan Snyder & Noah Sweatman – Mr. Lincoln's Drummer
First place: Aimee June – The Grouchy Ladybug
Second place: Cadence Cott – Angelina Ballerina
Third place: Luke Sweatman – Llama Llama Red Pajama
First place: Vogan Cott
Second place: Grant Prather –The Hobbit
Third place: Laura Snyder – Kit Learns a Lesson
First place: Jack Bradfield – Charlotte's Web
Second place: Sarah Sweatman – Mr. Popper's Penguins
Third place: Jenna Bradfield – Peter Pan
First place: Rebecca Coffee – King of the Wind
Second place: Anna June – The Secret Garden
Third place: Joshua Leak – The Goblet of Fire
First place: Ben Headley – Mr. Popper's Penguins
Second place: Chloe Crotts – Back to School
Third place: Luke Lauw – Track Star
First place: Laney Allen – The Secret Garden
Second place: Anna Prather – The Quilt Walk
Third place: Carter Peace – Carry a Big Stick
First place: Sam Bradfield – The Hobbit
Second place: Abbey Huse – Millie's Reluctant Sacrifice
Third place: Nicholas Tolar – Catching Fire
First place: (Tie) Jacob Masters – Across Five Aprils
Carey Johnson – The Hobbit
Second place: Lauren Regier – The Greatest Wonder in Egypt
Third place: Alaina Strickland – Countdown
First place: Cody West – The Adventures of Huck Finn