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Students from Merritt, Hammon and Erick Win Timed WARP

03.25.2016

Students from Merritt, Hammon and Erick high schools were the top three finishers at SWOSU-Sayre’s annual Timed WARP (Writing and Research Program) writing competition for 2016.

Emily Miller of Merritt High School won first place and a $600 scholarship with her essay "Reasons for Bullying."

Hammon High School’s Riley Fairchild won second place and a $500 scholarship, and Makayla Kirkland of Erick High School won third place and a $400 scholarship.

Timed WARP is a chance for high school students to compete for a scholarship, to get feedback on their writing from college instructors and to familiarize themselves with the Sayre campus, according to event director Judy Haught.  

Haught said the attending high school teachers attended a continuing education workshop, and all of the visitors to campus were treated to breakfast and lunch, entertained with games and awarded prizes.