Westover High School’s literary team has won first-place honors in the GHSA State Class AAA team championship. This is the first time in the history of the school that its literary team has won state.
In winning the State AAA Literary Title, the following Westover Team members placed individually:
3rd place, Boys Solo -- Alex Donnan;
State Runner-up, Boys Dramatic Interpretation -- William (DJ) Childs;
State Runner-up, Girls Extemporaneous Speaking -- Meera Kuntawala;
State Champion, Boys Essay -- Max Moye, who received a perfect score from the judges.
State Qualifiers were:
Boys Dramatic Interpretation -- William Childs;
Girls Dramatic Interpretation -- Katie Donnan;
Trio -- Chelsea Basley, Marlene Gordon and Shemia Patterson;
Girls Extemporaneous Speaking -- Meera Kuntawala;
Quartet -- Alex Donnan, Chris Massey, Austin Moody and Dustin Tilley;
Boys Solo -- Alex Donnan;
Boys Essay -- Max Moye.
KATHLEEN, Ga. -- After winning the Region 1-AAA championship less than two weeks ago, Westover Comprehensive High School’s literary team put together a total team effort to win the GHSA State Class AAA team championship at Veterans High School.
The championship marked the first literary team title in school history. Senior Max Moye claimed an individual state title after receiving a perfect score in the Boys Essay.
“This feat is outstanding. To win a state championship is the culmination of hard work, talent and execution,” said an excited Westover Principal William Chunn. “I congratulate our coaches, Mrs. (Polly) Stadnik, Mrs. (Selena) Bentley and our team on a job well done. Our team defeated some of the state’s best private schools, magnet schools and public schools to win this championship.”
Chunn added that the victory reflected well on the school and the Dougherty County School System as a whole.
"I appreciate the positive representation this team has brought to Westover High School, the Dougherty County School System and to all of Southwest Georgia," Chunn said. "To have a team from Southwest Georgia defeat the metro Atlanta area is awesome!"