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College Awards Students, Faculty/Staff for Writing

Alamance Community College presented its annual student and faculty/staff writing awards in early December in the categories of essay, fiction and poetry.  

All writing was judged by professional authors outside the college. Monetary prizes for students were provided by the SGA and by the ACC Foundation for faculty/staff winners. All first place winners in the writing categories will be published in the 2020 campus literary magazine, The Explorer.

Student winners in writing.

Student winners in writing.

 Student Writing Contest

Research Essay

1st: Morgan Moore

2nd: Cassandra Sigmon

3rd: Cassandra Sigmon

Honorable Mention: Olivia White

 Personal Essay

1st: Tristan Zombar

2nd: Jessica Romero

3rd: Rosa Marroquin

Honorable Mention: Melanie Dellinger

Short Fiction

1st: Melanie Dellinger

2nd: Cassandra Sigmon

3rd: Natalie Hope Dill

Honorable Mention: Olivia White

Poetry

1st: Cassandra Sigmon

2nd: Melanie Dellinger

3rd: Morgan Moore

Honorable Mention: Abby Andrews

Faculty/staff writing contest winners, from left: Brendan Franklin, Ed Williams, Jennifer Durham, Kate Mansfield, Olivia Stogner, Susan Dalton, and Mary Collins.

Faculty/staff writing contest winners, from left: Brendan Franklin, Ed Williams, Jennifer Durham, Kate Mansfield, Olivia Stogner, Susan Dalton, and Mary Collins.

 Staff Writing Contest

Narrative/Story

1st: Ed Williams, “Some Stories in My Life”

2nd: Kate Mansfield, “Cry Until You Laugh”

3rd: Ed Williams, “In the Blink of an Eye”

Honorable Mention: Colleen Macklin, “It’s Derby Weekend”

Faculty Writing Contest

Narrative/Story

1st: Jennifer Durham, “The Girl in the Blue Dress”

2nd: Susan Dalton, “The Wedding Party”

3rd: Jennifer Durham, “The Skipping Stone”

Honorable Mention: Dr. Eddie Van Hunnik, “James Returns”

Poetry

1st: Olivia Stogner, “My True Education”

2nd: Olivia Stogner, “Mother’s Advice”

3rd: Brendan Franklin, “Redemption”

Honorable Mention: Mary Collins, “Psalm”