TomeCon 2024

TomeCon Celebrates DCSS Students for Literary Achievements
Posted on 03/21/2024
Several students from the Douglas County School System were recently recognized for their remarkable literary successes during the TomeCon Conference. The exciting day of sessions covering all aspects of literature for students in grades 2 through 12 drew thousands of literary scholars, parents and educators.

Students explored topics including reading, writing, technology, engineering, art and music. Tracy Scaglione, media specialist at Dorsett Shoals Elementary, highlighted the value TomeCon brings to students.

“Attending TomeCon is a chance for students to meet famous authors, attend workshops, and dive deeper into their love of literature. It's a unique opportunity to connect with a community of passionate readers and writers and for students to continue to grow their love for reading."

Authors from around the world engaged with students during the conference, providing them with invaluable insights about the world of literature. Additionally, students received awards for their participation in Tome Competitions throughout the year.

DCSS honorees included:

Chapel Hill Middle School - Lindley, Sponsor

2nd Place - Chimamaka Onwughalu, Davelyn Rivera & Lucy Anderson - Library Video Commercial

2nd Place - Ari Burns and Temperance Lane - Book Trailer

3rd Place - Chimamaka Onwughalu -Promotional Flyer, Vlog, Book Print

3rd Place - Davelyn Rivera - Vlog, Book Print

Tome Service Award - Christina Paul

Mt. Carmel Elementary School- Howard, Sponsor

1st Place - Kaliann Simmons - Book Talk

3rd Place - Kaliann Simmons, Maxx Hood & Roxe Rodney - Library Video Commercial

Douglas County High School - Almond, Sponsor

1st Place - Yesha Patel - Like, Try, Why

1st Place - Alexandria Criner - Character to Author Letter

2nd Place - Alexandria Criner - Fan Fiction

1st Place - Nathaniel Reaves - Book Print

2nd Place - Khadija Buke - Book Review Blog

3rd Place - Darasimi Bankole - Historical Fiction Infographic

Inducted - Isabel Yang - Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon Honor Society

Inducted - Gabrielle Ortega - Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon Honor Society

$500 - Isabel Yang - Dale Pratt Memorial Scholarship (Awarded to only one student in Georgia).

Annette Winn Elementary School

1st Place - Hollis Robinson - Book Trailer

Beulah Elementary School - Blevins, Sponsor

2nd Place - Izzy Hall & Samantha Miller - Current Issues Portfolio and Presentation

Certificate - Elizabella Avila and Celeste Mabry - Service Award

Mirror Lake Elementary School - Summers, Sponsor

1st Place - Amiya Alexander & Paisley Reynolds - Book Vlog

2nd Place - Amiya Alexander, Ethan Lacap, Aldrich Quiambao, Paisley Reynolds, & Samantha Salazar - Book Trailer

Certificate - Amiya Alexander, Ethan Lacap, Paisley Reynolds, Samantha Salazar, & Savannah-Paige Simpson - Service Award

Holly Springs Elementary School - Harbin, Sponsor

3rd Place - Dante Mclean & Israel Brown - Current Issues Portfolio and Presentation

3rd Place - Urwa Khan - Poem

Bill Arp Elementary School - Ward, Sponsor

2nd Place - Laura Ike - Poem

Alexander High School - Robinson & Peppers, Sponsor

2nd Place - Catherine Ramirez & Melody Rumple - Reading Bowl

Mason Creek Middle School - Baker, Sponsor

1st Place - D.J. Holsey - Historical Fiction Infographic

2nd Place - Emma Slatton - Vlog

3rd Place - Ashlynn Horton - Book Review Blog

3rd Place - Amari Cromey - Fan Art

Chestnut Log Middle School - Lucas, Sponsor

1st Place - Breana Williams - Poetry

TomeCon was held at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia on March 12. The literary exploration involved additional participation from Chapel Hill Elementary, Lithia Springs Elementary, Holly Springs Elementary, North Douglas Elementary, Factory Shoals Elementary, Yeager Middle and Fairplay Middle School.

Congratulations to all of the exceptional winners!
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