2017 Writing Contest Winners

Here are the 2017 Symposium Writing Contest Winners. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to all those who entered.

Click on the title’s links to read the selection.

Adult Essay:

1st place- Richard Perreault for “One Final Favor” sponsored by the Tabitha Adams Russell Chapter of DAR

2nd place- Kim Reeder for “You Should Go Home Again” sponsored by Darrell and Kathy Fleming

3rd place- Trudy Wells-Meyer for “The Power of Giving” sponsored by Roger and Brenda Sword

 

Adult Short Story:

1st place- Richard Perreault for “Holding Hands with the Clock” sponsored by the Appalachian Authors Guild

2nd place- Tony Bowman for “The Lasso” sponsored by Linda Hudson Hoagland

3rd place- Ben E. Campbell for “Buried Beneath” sponsored by Roger and Brenda Sword

 

Adult Poetry:

1st place- James Owens for “A Lesson, c1969” sponsored by Rachel Riggsby

2nd place- Gretchen McCroskey for “Dorothy” sponsored by Darrell and Kathy Fleming

3rd place- Kevin McDaniel for “Rubbernecking” sponsored by Sexton and Nancy Burkett

 

Youth Essay:

1st place- Reagan Trent for “The Value of a Christian Education” sponsored by Darrell and Kathy Fleming

2nd place- Conner Nunley for “What Makes Someone Successful” sponsored by the Rick Yearout Memorial Award

3rd place- Alexandra Jessee for “Improvements to Make the Community Better” sponsor3ed by the Lost State Writers Guild

 

Youth Short Story:

1st place- Caleb Nunley for “The Keeper” sponsored by the Jonathan Davis Award

2nd place- Ethan Owens for “Roger’s Trail” sponsored by the Rick Yearout Memorial Award

3rd place- Daniel Johnson for “Gone in a Moment” sponsored by the Jonathan Davis Award

 

Youth Poetry:

1st place- Austin Beth Gardner for “The Fires of Fear” sponsored by Darrell and Kathy Fleming

2nd place- Abigail Jessee for “Snow” sponsored by Addie Davis

3rd place- Abigail Carter for “Don’t Trust in a Mirror” sponsored by the Lost State Writers Guild

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