The AGT Sponsored Writing Contest

Lenoir City High School

2022 – 2023

AGT members Jerry Morton and Dr. Art Stewart began an approved pro bono writing competition for Lenoir City High School students this past fall. Angela Crabtree, teacher of Creative Writing at the school, coordinated the program. Through her efforts, we provided volunteer AGT authors to present half-hour topics to the class. The student feedback was very positive. All students in the three classes competed by writing a historical fiction story. Three teachers judged the stories, naming first and second place winners in each writing class for both semesters. AGT President, Cheryl Peyton, recognized these students at the May 8th and 9th award ceremonies by presenting a monetary gift and a plaque to each first place winner, and a plaque to each second place winner. AGT also recognized Ms. Crabtree with a monetary gift and plaque for her cooperation and support of the new program.

AGT is working with other schools in the area to expand the program. Our goal is to expose young adults to the joys and satisfaction of writing and share experiences of published authors in the area.