Bridge City High School junior Jake Dionne competed in the 106th Stark Reading Competition County Finals Sunday.

With his rendition of Mark Twain’s “The Innocents Abroad,” Jake Dionne won 1st place in the Interpretative Reading category.

Dionne received a $5,000 scholarship for winning the County Finals, which he will add to the $2,000 dollars he won for taking 1st at the Bridge City High School local competition.