Elk City, Erick and Arnett Students Win at WARP


Students from Elk City, Erick and Arnett were the winners at the 2013 Timed Writing and Research Project (WARP) competition held March 5 on the Sayre campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Winners were:

            1st place – Daniel Thompson, Elk City, essay “Birds and their Feathers”

            2nd place – Alyssa Tidmore, Erick, essay “For the Birds”

            3rd place – Lauren Crow, Arnett, essay “Together or Apart”

The students were awarded scholarships to SWOSU in the amount of $600, $500 and $400, respectively. Twenty high school students from area schools competed in WARP that had the theme “Hurray for Hollywood”.

Sayre Language Arts Instructor Judy Haught said students were required to view a short film, then research the topic and submit a written essay based on the film.  The film selected was “For the Birds” by Pixar Animation Studios, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2001.  The film deals with the timely issue of bullying and the consequences of cliquish behavior.