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Goodman Campus students win literary contest

Goodman Campus students win literary contest

Each year, the Goodman Campus holds a Creative Writing Contest. All winners receive cash prizes furnished by the Holmes Foundation. First and Second place winners are forwarded to the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association contest and will be published in Holmes's Creative Writing Journal, Reflections.

For 2018, in the Poetry Category, first place went to Abigail Proctor of Ethel for "Crazy Horse;" second place went to Kiya Alvarado of Greenwood for "Family" and third to Chris Kalil of Bentonia for "Pink and Yellow Walls." In the Essay (Creative Nonfiction) Category, Proctor placed first for "My Grandfather's Saddle;" Kalil placed second for "Insatiable Want" and Destiny Sullivan of Louisville came in third for "PlayStation."

For the Short Story Category, Ethan Burton of Goodman took first place for "Worn Blue Collar;" Kalil placed second for "Monday Mourning" and Chandra Butler of Ethel placed third for "Growing up Wingfield." In the Literary Essay section, Elizabeth Howell of Kosciusko placed first for "Joy without a leg to stand on;" Proctor got second place for "Female Rebellion in Literature" and Howell got third for "White Woods of Fantasy." Howell also won first place in the Drama Category for "Fish."


IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are the Goodman Campus Creative Writing Contest winners. They are (front row, left to right) Kiya Alvarado, Liz Howell, (back row, left to right) Chris Kalil, Abigail Proctor and Ethan Burton. Not pictured: Chandra Butler and Destiny Sullivan.

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