New Award and Grant in Memory of Arthur Moog Middleton
Arthur Moog Middleton was a junior at Cedar Shoals High School at the time of his death in 2000. An editor of the school yearbook, Art was an avid reader and showed great promise as a writer. In 2003, Art’s parents, Kent Middleton and Melissa Moog, and their friends established a media center grant in Art’s name at both traditional Clarke County public high schools to purchase challenging books. In 2019, the book grants will be converted into the Arthur Moog Middleton Writing Award. Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central will select one junior each year to receive a $250 award in recognition of the student’s compelling fiction or nonfiction writing. Additional monies have also been given by Art's father this year to fund the Arthur Moog Middleton Writing Grant for High School Teachers to support projects that produce excellent student fiction and nonfiction. Each year a high school teacher or group of teachers will receive a $500 grant to help promote writing initiatives.