Hollis, Elk City Students Win Timed WARP Event at SWOSU-Sayre


Two Hollis students and one Elk City student were the top winners at the 8th annual Timed Writing and Research Project (WARP) competition held at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Sayre.

First place and a $600 scholarship was awarded to Samantha Garrison of Hollis High School. Lance Culver of Elk City High School won second place and a $500 scholarship. Third place and a $400 scholarship was awarded to Lyssa Prince, also of Hollis High School.

Twenty eight area high school students competed. The competition was so tight, a three-way tie brought judges back to rescore some papers.
On the day of competition, students spent the morning researching and organizing a two to three page paper. They were treated to lunch at the Bulldog Café where they played games for prizes and then returned to computer labs in the afternoon to type, document, and edit their essays.

Six sponsoring teachers attended a workshop, taught by Earl Bales, for continuing education points.

SWOSU instructor Judy Haught, organizer of the event, expressed appreciation to all the volunteers at SWOSU-Sayre that contributed to the continuing success of the event and to the high school teachers who took time out of their schedules to give their students this opportunity for scholarship and growth.