Tyffani Hinson and Amahri Finister each won $2000 scholarships and campus titles in the West Orange – Stark High School finals of the 109th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation held Sunday at the Carl Godwin Auditorium.

Hinson took first place honors in Interpretive readings with her reading of “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Elliott. Kalairn Keaton placed second with her reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Keaton earned a $1500 scholarship for placing second in Interpretive Reading.

Finister won first place in Declamations for his presentation of the “War Message to Congress” by Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Nathan Wood placed second for “Let Us Continue” by Lyndon B. Johnson. He also earned a $1500 scholarship for placing second in Declamation.

Other WO-S finalists in the contest were Rachel Anzaldua, Eurasia Sneed, Chris Crawford, Chastyne Hoffpauir, and Kaylynn Roberts.

Hinson and Finister now advance to the Orange County Finals of the Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest to be held Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater.

The contest is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.

Pictured: Winners of the West Orange – Stark High School Stark Reading Contest are pictured with Principal Hutcherson Hill. They are Tyffani Hinson, Amahri Finister, Kalairn Keaton, and Nathan Wood.