Released: April 20, 2016
Santa Fe Community College’s emerging writers will showcase their work during the Student Writing Awards Celebration on Thurs., April 28 at 6 p.m. at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. The recipient of the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship will also be announced.
“Over the 10-plus years of the awards program, competing writers have grown in ability and aspiration,” said Assistant Professor Daniel Kilpatric, who is organizing the awards program for the seventh year. Regardless of their experience, students’ reactions to being recognized are the same. “When students who had not thought of themselves as writers discover talent and passion for writing, then receive recognition for their writing, the experience can really change their perceptions about themselves,” Kilpatric said.
These are this year’s winners by category:
- Poetry – Winner: Ava Dasya Rasa; Runner-Up: Holly Baldwin; Honorable Mentions: Holly Baldwin, Nancy Beauregard, Nina A. Nguyen, Serena Rodriguez and Madeline Weider
- Fiction – Winner: Jennifer Dickerson; Runner-Up: Aida Wester; Honorable Mentions: Holly Baldwin and Nancy Beauregard
- Personal Essay – Winner: Aura Rose Jensen-Curtis; Runners-Up: Israel Benitez and Rachel Faith Joyce; Honorable Mentions: Holly Baldwin, Nancy Beauregard, Jonah Brenner and Melanie Lujan
- Academic Essay – Winner: Allison Yates; Honorable Mentions: Aura Rose Jensen-Curtis and Abdullah Shah
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