Lausanne Upper School students competed over the weekend in the WordSmith Writing Olympics and returned home with five ribbons.
The competition is a tournament all about writing. Students compete in a variety of events, earning prizes and progressing successively on to the next round.
The regional competition, held at the University of Memphis, includes students from the ninth through the twelfth grades.
Lausanne's team was coached by Dr. Wade Linebaugh and Ms. Rashanda Williams and was the biggest Wordsmith team in years.
Four of the students went on to compete in the main event and overall five students captured ribbons in the following:
"The Lynx WordSmith team cheered each other on, celebrating the power and skill of writing," Linebaugh said. "Mornings of practicing as a team and reading each others work paid off as they each faced down writing prompts that demand quick-fire writing skills and unwavering clarity. Students at WordSmith learn valuable writing skills while flexing creative muscle, all in an atmosphere that celebrates writers."
Four of those students are waiting to see if they win a prize in the long-essay portion. They will find that out at the end of the week.