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Combining Voices Literary Competition 2017-2018 Winners

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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”