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Ridgeland Campus announces Creative Writing Contest winners

Ridgeland Campus announces Creative Writing Contest winners Pictured are the Ridgeland Campus Creative Writing Contest winners. They are (left to right) William Sutherland, Devin Ammons, Samantha Endsley, Hailey Pittman and Satoshi Maehata. Not pictured: Kamilah Brown and Rachel Hairston.

Each year, the Ridgeland 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.

The Poetry Category winners were as follows: first place, "Star Stuff Salutations" by Rachel Hairston of Jackson and second place, "Persephone" by Hailey Pittman of Clinton.

For the Short Story Category, Samantha Endsley of Brandon won first place for "Fight for a Life" and Satoshi Maehata of Ridgeland won second for "The Summer of Shame."

In the Personal Essay Category, Devin Ammons of Yazoo City won first place, William Sutherland of Brandon won second place for "Baptized without Pride" and Hairston won third place for "Wannabe Samurai."

Finally, Kamilah Brown of Jackson won first place in the Literary Essay Category for "An Analysis of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" and Hairston won second place for "Tragic Zero: Willy Loman."


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