Thirty-four seventh and eighth graders from Austintown Middle School attended the 36th annual Youngstown State University English Festival. The YSU English Festival is a celebration of literature hosting more than 300 schools and thousands of students. All students were required to read seven festival designated books. AMS's student coaches, Alexandra Davis, Michelle Best and Angela Yohman helped their students compete in five different categories.
Eight AMS students took home awards as follows:
Not So Trivial Pursuit: Keira Harding, second place
Renga Riot: Mikayla Gmitter, second place; Abbey Loew, first place; Kaylee Aliberti, first place
Journalism: Taylor Baer, third place
Writing Games: John Zimmerman, honorable mention; Mikayla Gmitter, third place
Impromptu Writing: Renee Seebacher, honorable mention