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March 17, 2014

LC-M students Burns, Borel advance to Stark Reading Contest finals

LITTLE CYPRESS — Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School students Katherine Burns and Alex Borel earned first place in Declamation and Interpretive Reading, respectively, at the school-level finals of the 110th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, a scholarship program sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.

On Feb. 20, 10 Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School students competed in the local-level contest, which was coordinated by Melanie Claybar, LC-M High School teacher and school director for the Stark Reading Contest. Burns won first place in Declamation with “Commencement Address at Wellsley College” by Barbara Bush, while Borel won first place in Interpretive Reading with his presentation of D.H. Laurence’s poem “Snake.” Second place in Declamation went to Jace Bagwell, with Ashlee Meadows receiving second-place honors in Interpretive Reading.

The Interpretive Reading winner of the 2013 Stark Reading Contest County Final, Triston Stringer, served as the emcee for the LC-M competition. Dr. Terri Estes, principal of LC-M High School, presented awards to the 2013-2014 school-level contest winners from LC-M High School.

Each second-place winner was awarded $1,500 in scholarships from the Stark Foundation, while the two first-place winners were awarded $2,000 in scholarships. The first-place winners from LC-M High School will go on to compete against the first-place winners from other participating Orange County high schools at the County Final of the Stark Reading Contest, which is scheduled at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27, at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.

The Stark Reading Contest is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation as part of its continuing mission to enrich the community and encourage education. The aim of the Contest is to enhance the literary and forensic quality and skills of Orange County public high school students. The Contest has continued annually since its inception in 1904, which makes the 2013-2014 school year the 110th annual year of the Contest. In addition to offering educational opportunities and experiences for students at eligible Orange County public high schools, participating students may earn scholarship awards for continued education.

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