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Students capture writing awards
Students capture Cunningham awards
ANGOLA, Ind. — Trine University Department of Language and Humanities and the school’s Humanities Institute honored winners of its annual Walter Cunningham Writing Contest March 2 during an awards ceremony and reception in Taylor Hall on the university’s main campus in Angola. Each year, Trine University students are welcome to enter the contest.
Winners’ names will be inscribed on a plaque in Taylor Hall and their works will be published in the department’s online literary magazine, Inscriptions, which is available at inscriptionsjournal.org.
Brandi Wagner won first place in the academic writing category with “Stop, You’re Making Me Blush.” Lauren Bragg of Jackson, Ohio, won second place with “Bond by Chains.” Jillian Craig of Indianapolis won third prize with “Fantasies are Not Just for Fiction.”
Joseph Robinson of Cincinnati, Ohio, won first place in the creative nonfiction category with “Lagniappe.” Melanie Sobeske won second place with “Jeri.” Casey Brewer of Holland, Mich., won third place with “Literacy Narrative.”
Robert Blake of Defiance, Ohio, won first place in the fiction category with “Alexander Voltaire.” Melinda Firestone of Edgerton, Ohio, won second prize with “At the End of the Pier.” Samuel Montes of Attica won third place with “The Secret Goldfish.”
Rachel McGuinness of Grand Rapids, Mich., won first place in the poetry category with “You Can’t Spell Detroit Without Riot,” “I Met My Grandmother Through a Photograph” and “Meeting Michael.” Eric Spann of Detroit, Mich., won second place with “Where I’m From,” “Bad Math” and “The Spotlight.” Shane Sipe of Angola won third place with “Home.”
In addition to the writing contest, the department of language and humanities hosts plays, a film series and a Humanities Symposia. For more information, contact Sarah Young at (260) 665-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At top, from left, are students Joseph Robinson, Stan Sipe, and Rachel McGuinness. On the bottom, from left, are students Robert Blake, Melanie Sobeske, Melinda Firestone and Lauren Bragg.