One Book Many Voices 2016
Floyd County sweeps One Book Many Voices essay contest
Posted on 10/31/2016
Haley Holder first place winner
Floyd County high school students swept the top honors in the 2016 One Book Many Voices essay contest for this year.  Haley Holder, a senior at Coosa High School, took the top award winning first place in the essay contest about redemption in the book "Sweetwater Blues."  Jackson Couch, a junior at Model High, took second place and Jayme Barrett, a senior at Armuchee High, completed the sweep by taking the third place honor.

The community participates in One Book Many Voices each year to involve readers from students to adults in the conversation about a single book being read by participants.  The book "Sweetwater Blues," is a novel by local author Raymond Atkins.  The story is about two lifelong friends who are involved in a wreck not long after high school that kills one of the young men.  The survivor's struggle with redemption is a key element of the book and the topic of the high school student's essays. 

Holder was awarded the first-prize check of $100, Couch received the runner-up prize of $75 and Barrett received $50 award.

Photo: Haley Holder, senior at CHS and the first place winner