Holy Family student wins state writing competition
Brentson Hall, a Holy Family School eighth grader, recently won first place in the Junior High Short Story Division of the annual University of Mississippi Writing Competition. The Office of Academic Competitions received almost 500 entries from 7th through 12th grade students from all over the Mid-South area.
Holy Family in Holly Springs, Miss., is a ministry of Sacred Heart Southern Missions.
Brentson’s award-winning essay appears below:
The State of Mississippi vs. Goldenia Estella Locksford a.k.a. “Goldilocks”
By: Brentson Hall
Date: February 17, 2012
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Place: Hinds County Courthouse, Jackson, MS
Offenses: Breaking and entering, Destruction of property,Trespassing, Vandalism, Assault, Possession of a firearm, Arson, and Grand Theft Auto.
Person: Goldenia Estella Locksford a.k.a. “Goldilocks”
Prosecutor: Brentson Rafaelle Hall
Judge: Jessie M. Ayers
On the 19th day of September of 2011, Goldenia Locksford “Goldilocks” was caught in the home of the Three Bears of Marshall County: Moe, Lisa, and their son Mason. They were returning from a stroll around their neighborhood, when they were shocked to find Goldilocks lying in Little Mason’s bed. Mason screamed, waking Goldilocks. She bolted out the window, disenabling the Bears to get a good look at the culprit. Luckily they found DNA samples such as hair strands, lipstick, and blood droplets. They notified the police, and posted a $500.00 reward in the South Reporter Newspaper.
Two weeks later, police found Goldilocks in the forest, two states over in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Upon being spotted, Goldilocks tried to make a run for it. When she was captured she fought off policemen, firing at them with a handgun. After that, she hopped into a Crown Victoria and took off down the highway at nearly 100 mph. After a lengthy car chase, she leaped out of the vehicle, and set fire to it. A few minutes later she was in police custody.
Witnesses say, two weeks earlier, Goldilocks was coming from a party intoxicated when she stopped by the Bear’s house. Other witnesses report suspicious behavior from the 17 year old girl. Some claim that she had accomplices, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. It turns out that these divas weren’t just a bunch of pretty faces. They were wolves in sheep’s clothing. The other three were interrogated and released on bond.
At the trial, Goldilocks’s lawyer put up a good fight, but was no match for state prosecutor Brentson Hall. Judge Jessie Ayers sentenced Goldilocks to 10 years in prison, and weekly visits to an anger management and psychology institution.