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COMBINING VOICES LITERARY COMPETITION
2017–2018 WINNERS

Our annual literary competition came to a close in March, 2017, with over 400 entries. Student authors submitted either a short story or poem inspired by a piece from the museum's permanent collection. We commend all of the participating students for their excellent writing skills.

 

Elementary School Poetry & Prose
First Place:
Robert Randolph, “Porcupine”

Second Place:
Zoe Amerson, “The Cleaning Lady””
Third Place:
Kaylee Cato, “Lost in the Sound”
Honorable Mentions:
Mary Gail Young, “Learning How to Read”
Madison Brooks, “War of Sorrow”
Malana Smith, “Why”


Middle School Poetry
First Place:
Corrie Winston, “My Father’s Land”

Second Place:
Lena Williams, “Washing Clothes in the East Yard”
Third Place:
Thomas Wetherington, “The Howling Bay”
Honorable Mentions:
Hannah Beard, “The Beautiful Storm”
Alaina Walker, “Man without Pain”


Middle School Prose

First Place:
Samantha Rollins, “The Spiked Man”

Second Place:
Breonna Lee, “Through These Thorns”
Third Place:
Jacob Kitchens, “Riverfront Music”

Honorable Mentions:
Angelina Balbag, “Our Family Photo”


High School Poetry
First Place:
Lexi Brown, “The Same Red Boat”

Second Place:
Liz Williams, “Rooted Words”
Third Place:
Brian Lohrman, “The Spirit of the Woodland”
Honorable Mentions:
Alex Reed, “City Boy”
Larkin Ison III, “More to See”

 

High School Prose
First Place:
Elise Ulrich, “Family Christmas Newsletter”

Second Place:
Lili Ross, “What Was It All For?”
Third Place:
Anna Ivey, “The Chief of Porcupines”
Honorable Mentions:
Zarriea Crawford, “Spirit of the Santis”

 

Young Girl in Interior
James Hamilton Shegogue, Untitled (portrait of an African American woman), undated. Oil on panel. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.



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