Little Cypress-Mauriceville students earned a total of $7,000 in scholarship money during the campus final for the Stark Reading Contest on Wednesday, February 27. In Interpretive Reading Triston Stringer took First Place and will receive a $2,000 scholarship for his selections from “Chicago Poems.” Vinny Hale, who read “The Tell-Tale Heart,” placed Second and will get a $1,500 scholarship.

First place and a $2,000 scholarship in Declamation went to Jace Robertson, who read “Message to the Grassroots.” Katherine Burns placed second, reading “Wellesley College Commencement Address,” for which she will receive a scholarship of $1,500.

Finalists in Interpretive Reading include Hunter Hodges with “A Modest Proposal,” Trey Mathis with “The Duel” and Hannah Smith with excerpts from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

Declamation finalists were Ashlee Meadows with “The Destructive Male,” Kent Morris with “Stanford Commencement” and Justice Peveto with “Advice to Youth.”

Triston and Jace will advance to the Stark Reading Contest County Finals on Sunday April 21 at 2:00, held at the Lutcher Theater.


Pictured  are Triston Stinger and Jace Robertson, who claimed first in their respective divisions; while Vinny Hale and Katherine Burns took second.