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Ridgeland Campus announces Creative Writing Contest winners

Ridgeland Campus announces Creative Writing Contest winners Pictured are the 2020 Ridgeland Campus Creative Writing Contest Winners. They are (front, left to right) Shreenithi Lakshminarayanan, Baylie Cook, Aurora Sant’Angelo, (back, left to right) Elizabeth Orr, Luke Langford, Liam Carruthers and Stacey Wiebe. English instructor Dr. Andrew Kelly recently announced the winners of the 2020 Creative Writing Contest for the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus.

Winners of the Personal Essay Category included Baylie Cook, first place for "Red Phase: Becoming a United States Soldier," and Aurora Sant'Angelo, second place for "Thoughts." Luke Langford and Shreenithi Lakshminarayanan also received Honorable Mentions for their essays, "Effects of the Pothole Plague" and "Quantum Entanglement," respectively.

Langford was also awarded first place for "A Brief Discussion of the Life of Frederick Douglass" in the Literary Essay Category.

Winners of the Short Story Category included Liam Carruthers, first place for "A Burning Question," and Elizabeth Orr, second place for "The Fishing Hole." Sant'Angelo received an Honorable Mention for "Unchartered Life" and Samantha Endsley received an Honorable Mention for "His Beloved Grace."

In the Poetry Category, Stacy Wiebe took home first place for "Mississippi Moves;" Lakshminarayanan placed second for "Constancy;" Sant'Angelo received an Honorable Mention for "Death" and Matt Livingston got an Honorable Mention for "Hope."

Finally, the first place winner for the Drama Category was Lakshminarayanan for her piece," Plague Year."

The competition was open to all students on the Ridgeland Campus of Holmes, regardless of their major, and entries were judged by the English faculty members. First and second place winners in each category will appear in Reflections, the campus literary magazine, and are sent to the statewide contest. State-level winners receive monetary prizes and publication in the literary magazine of the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association.

For more information on the Creative Writing Contest, contact English instructor Dr. Andrew Kelly at or (601) 605-3382.


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