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Students, Faculty & Staff Winners Announced for Literary Journal Contest 2021-2022

(December 3, 2021) – Alamance Community College has announced the winners of its annual Literary Journal Writing Contest for the 2021-2022 school year.

Judges for the student contest were all professional writers: Nancy Martin Young of Fuquay-Varina; Bernie Brown of Raleigh; and Crystal Simone Smith of Durham.

Judges for the faculty/staff contest included a staff member from the ACC library; an ACC faculty member; an ACC administrator; and a writer from Burlington.

Student Winners

Chelsea Frazilus

Chelsea Frazilus

Chelsea Frazilus won 2nd Place in Research Essay ($75 prize) for The Origin of Racial Mythology in America and Its Lasting Impacts.

Elizabeth Rodrigues won 1st Place in Research Essay ($100 prize) for The Many Hats of a Nurse; she won 1st Place in Personal Essay ($100 prize) for The Art of Consultation (absent from awards ceremony).

Fernando Rodriguez

Fernando A. Rodriguez won 2nd Place in Personal Essay ($75 prize) for The Man Behind His Words.

Jeffrey McClure

Jeffery McClure won three Poetry awards: 1st Place for Solitude ($100 prize); 2nd Place for The Forest ($75 prize); and Honorable Mention for Escape ($25 prize).

Natalie Baken

Natalie Baken won 3rd Place in Poetry for Okay ($50 prize).

Faculty & Staff Winners

Olivia Stogner

Olivia Stogner (English Instructor) won 1st Place in Narrative/Story for I Will Stand on the Moon and Watch You Circle the Globe; Stogner won 2nd Place in Poetry for I Am Good at Grieving.

Gary Boyer

Gary Boyer (English Instructor) won 2nd Place in Narrative/Story for Playing for Dad.

Dr. David Frost (Philosophy Instructor) won 3rd Place in Narrative/Story for Unpunk (absent from awards ceremony).

Kate Mansfield

Kate Mansfield (Writing Center Consultant) won 3rd Place in Narrative/Story for Thanksgiving Stories.

Antonia Aguilera

Antonia Aguilera (Accounting Instructor) won 3rd Place in Narrative/Story for My Father’s House; she won 3rd Place in Poetry for The Reunion.

Dr Eddy Van Hunnik

Dr. Eddy Van Hunnik (Biotechnology Instructor) won Honorable Mention in Narrative/Story for Darkness.

Debra McCusker

Debra McCusker (IT Systems Security Instructor) won 1st Place in Poetry for Comfortable Lies.

Inez Bostic

Inez Bostic (English Instructor) won Honorable Mention in Poetry for Pathway to the Seasons.