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Ridgeland Campus announces Creative Writing Contest winners

English instructor Dr. Andrew Kelly announced the winners of the 2022 Creative Writing Contest for the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus. 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’ literary magazine, Reflections.

In the Short Story Category, Bethany Biggers of Canton won first for “You Can Make Anything Look Like an Accident,” Laura Reilly of Madison placed second for “Sweet Loretta” and Elizabeth Venarske of Ridgeland took home third for “World Without Magic.”

In the Poetry Category, Gladys Wilson of Pelahatchie came in first for “The Grass is Green in the Dark,” and Junnah Mondejar of Madison placed second for “Little Things of Life.”

Finally, in the Personal Essay Category, Emily Huff of Madison won first place for “A New Life.”


IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are the 2022 Ridgeland Campus Creative Writing Contest winners. They are (left to right) Laura Reilly of Madison, Emily Huff of Madison, Junnah Mondejar of Madison, Bethany Biggers of Canton and Gladys Wilson of Pelahatchie.

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