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Una's Kilby Laboratory School Sweeps Elementary Category In Alabama Bicentennial Writing Contest

Feb. 19, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-It's a clean sweep for Kilby Laboratory School!Alabama Literacy Association recently announced the winners of its statewide Alabama Bicentennial Writing Contest and Kilby students placed 1st, 2ndand 3rdin the elementary age category.

Winners and their topics:

First Place: Sammy Gren, third grade, won the overall elementary division for his entry, "Welcome to the USS Alabama."

Second Place: Luci Vacik, fifth grade, "The U.S. Space and Rocket Center."

Third Place: Corbin Kitts, third grade, "UNA Tour."

The Alabama Literacy Association is the state affiliate of the International Literacy Association. Its mission is to transform lives through literacy. The ALA Alabama Bicentennial Writing Contest was an official Alabama 200 Bicentennial event with hundreds of entries from all over Alabama.

Winners will be honored during the Association's annual fall conference, which will be held Oct. 23-24, 2019 in Birmingham.

A full list of winners can be found here:http://www.alabamareading.org/


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.