2006 Student Writing Contest Winners
Judged by Betty Smartt Carter, a frequent contributor to Books and Culture and The Christian Century. She has written several novels and is most recently the author of a memoir, Home is Always the Place You Just Left.
1st: Jennifer Langefeld, “The Patron," Calvin College
2nd: Adele Konyndyk, "Let Me Tell You," Redeemer University College (Canada)
3rd: Allison Postma, "The Diner," Grove City College
Judged by Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Distinguished Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Kennedy-King College, Chicago, who has published eleven books of poetry, including the recent Glacier Fire.
1st: Bethany Scroggins, “Carpets of Moss,” Abilene Christian University
2nd: Andy Smith, “Aquifer on Milford Street,” Abilene Christian University
3rd: Karis Granberg-Michaelson, “This mouth,” Hope College
Matt Coburn, “Before This,” Gordon College
Ruth Meteer, “Last Sunday,” University of Massachusetts, Boston
Abigail Brunt, “Necropoli di Crosifisso del Tufo,” Gordon College
Judged by Kent Gramm, a professor of creative writing at Wheaton College and Education Director for the Seminary Ridge Foundation in Gettysburg. He has published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Gettysburg, November, and Somebody’s Darling.
1st: Rory Douglas, “On Hammocks,” Point Loma Nazarene University
2nd: Katie Noah, “Sing Then, But Keep Going,” Abilene Christian University
3rd: Angie Romines, “The Catholic Club,” Indiana Wesleyan University
Clare Higgins, “Overcoming Evil in The Grapes of Wrath,” Saint Louis University