May 21, 2000
00-113

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Area high school students complete VSU writing program

Eighteen gifted students from 10 South Georgia high schools recently participated in Valdosta State University's Young Writers' Fest 2000. At the conference, sponsored by the South Georgia Writing project and by VSU's Department of English, the students listened to lectures and attended writing workshops led by VSU professors, South Georgia Writing Project instructors and Pulitzer Prize nominee Janice Daugharty.

The South Georgia Writing Project is supported by federal funds and is one of 165 National Writing Project sites that works with K-16 teachers to promote writing instruction.

Valdosta High participants in the program were:

* Mary Anderson, daughter of Branda and Tom Anderson.
* Suzanne Caster, daughter of Tonja and Bruce Caster.

Echols County High participants in the program were:

* Ashli Corbett, daughter of Mark and Brenda Corbett.
* Analiese Roberts, daughter of Billy and Jeanne Roberts.

For more information about the South Georgia Writing Project, contact Diane Howard in VSU's Department of English at 229-333-5946 or e-mail dhoward@valdosta.edu .