Writing Contest Winners 2019

The English Department announces its writing contest winners for 2019.

First Place: “Late Afternoon in Florida” by Holly Zuiderveen, Frankenmuth senior
Second: “Method Acting” by Christopher Nolan, West Branch senior
Third: “Personal Hygiene” by Alexandria Maas, Olivet first-year student

Poetry Honorable Mentions:
“Since You Left I See Emotions” by Alexandria Maas, Olivet first-year student
“Happy Thursday!” by Cecily Lahey, Mio senior

Short Fiction
First: “To Find that Home” by Grace Kueber, Northville sophomore
Second: “Math Rock” by Christopher Nolan, West Branch senior

Position paper
First Prize: “Birth Control: Giver of Life” by Aubrey Root, Midland sophomore
Second Prize: “Welfare: For Everyone?” by William Brown, Spring Lake first-year student

Literary Analysis
“The Wild Within: An Examination of the Nature of Beloved” by Savanah Warners, Morley senior

Research-based Arguments (written for English 101)
First: “Embracing Foreigners: An Argumentative Essay About the Benefits of Immigration” by Anna Lauer, Coopersville sophomore
Second: “Fighting for a Place: Mangrove Conservation” by Michaela Collins, Lake Orion first-year student
Third: “Organ Donation: A Gift of Life or an Obligation of Death?” by Callie Jones, Mason sophomore

Honorable Mention:
“What Were You Wearing?” by Emily Henderson, Bluffton, Ind., sophomore

Story published on April 04, 2019