LCC students earn writing rewards
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Last year many of LCC’s promising writers entered their works in hopes of winning an award in the annual LAND (Liberal Arts Work for Development) writing contest.
After the judges went through the tedious process of deciding winners in each category, it was announced that LCC brought home an amazing five of the nine awards for the district.
Winners in the essay category included: Rod Patrick, who won first place for his essay titled, “Girl Scouts or Child Labor Force?” and Kaitlyn Linsey, who won second place for her essay titled, “Fruits, Leaves, Roots: Deconstructing Eden.”
LCC also had students who were awarded in the short fiction category. Laura Richards was awarded first place for her story entitled “Mending Shards,” and second place was awarded to LCC student Faylynn Ames for her story, “Where she belongs.”
“I have loved writing since I was really young,” Ames said. “I didn’t talk until I was 6 so writing was the first thing I learned.”
Ames’ award-winning story was about a guest who frequented a bar at which she worked, which she considered a “second home.”
The poetry category had LCC student Angela Nichols win both first place and second place for her poems, “After the War” and “Linger.”
“I took this (creative writing) class to help develop as a writer and help get some feedback on my writing,” Nichols said. “I am really glad I was given this opportunity.”
First-place winners received $100 prize and second-place winners received $50 for their entrie