Westwood Literary Team

Westwood is very proud of our Literary accomplishments. The team has been awarded an unprecedented 5 consecutive team State Championships, and 9 consecutive Region 3A and 3AA Championships. Many students have received individual state titles.

The Westwood Literary Team is open to students in grades 8 – 12. The team has tryouts in early January and competes each spring in the Region and State Literary Competitions.

Literary Events are comprised of musical, performance, and academic disciplines. These events include: Trio, Quartet, Solo, Piano, Interpretations – Dramatic, Humorous and Duo, Extemporaneous Speaking – Domestic and International, Spelling, Writing – Rhetorical, Argumentative and Personal Essay.

The Literary Team is coached by faculty member Azalee Vereen. Musical instruction is provided by Lynette Harper.

Literary Awards

2015

Region 3AAA 2nd Runner Up
Individual Region Champions:
Dru Ford – International Extemporaneous Speaking
Mark Glass – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

2014

Region 3AAA 2nd Runner Up
Individual Region Champions:
Dru Ford – International Extemporaneous Speaking
Mark Glass – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Individual State Champions:
Sydney Lamberth – Dramatic Interpretation

2013

State – 2nd Runner Up
Region 3AA Champions
Individual State Champions:
Erin Burnett – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking and Rhetorical Essay
Tristan Swan – Humorous Interpretation
Sydney Lamberth and Matthew Tucker – Duo Interpretation

2012

State Champions
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Virginia Vereen – Humorous Interpretation and Duo Interpretation
Miller Singleton – Rhetorical Essay and Duo Interpretation
Ashley Miller, Erin Burnett, Riley Ford – Trio
Trent Hester, James Davis, Hayes Grogan, Daniel Hays – Quartet

2011

State Champions
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Kathryn Collins – Spelling and Rhetorical Essay
Tyler Sharp, Trent Hester, Daniel Hays, Hayes Grogan – Quartet

2010

State Champions
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Sarah Holton – Rhetorical Essay

2009

State Champions
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Andrew Stargel – Argumentative Essay
Gillian Ford, Sarah Ann Willingham, Sarah Holton – Trio

2008

State Champions
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Kyli Lamar – Argumentative Essay
Casey Cox – Spelling
Tyler Thompson – Humorous Interpretation
Andrew Stargel – International Extemporaneous Speaking

2007

1st Runner Up State
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Andrew Stargel – International Extemporaneous Speaking

2006

1st Runner Up State
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Paige Reiber – Argumentative Essay
Dustin Thompson – Argumentative Essay
Laura Warren – Extemporaneous Speaking

2005

State Champions
Region 3A Champions
Individual State Champions:
Dustin Thompson – Argumentative Essay
Laura Warren – Extemporaneous Speaking
Jamey Shirah, Brandon Sampson, Ross Atkinson, James Ealum – Quartet