AHSLAA Awards Ceremony at the Alabama State Capitol conducted by AWF on March 12, 2014.
On March 12 the Alabama Writers’ Forum conducted the 2014 awards ceremony for the Alabama High School Literary Arts Awards and Scholarships Competition (AHSLAA). Steve Gierhart, publisher of the Ardent Writer Press and North Alabama board member of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, attended the awards program conducted at the Alabama State Capitol.
Several North Alabama students won awards from the Alabama Writers Forum and were recognized for their efforts. These include Mary Butgereit of Bob Jones High School who attended with her mom, Leigh, and Cheyenne Dalton of Scottsboro High School who attended with her mom and dad, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dalton, and her teacher, creative writing instructor Holly Michaels. Sen. Arthur Orr and Rep. Mack McCutcheon attended and recognized these gifted students as well.
The program was well planned and executed by AWF’s fantastic Executive Director Jeanie Thompson and her staff, including Nancy Hutcheson and Danny Gamble. Even Board President Kirk Concutt stepped into the action with a rousing and humorous address to the many students, teachers, and parents at the ceremony. Fellow board member Jim Buford of Auburn attended as well.
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