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2016 Winners

Academic

First Place:
The Dangerous Daily Grind: A Rhetorical Analysis of Gotye’s ‘Easy Way Out’ by Elyse Buehrer

Second Place:
Scootin’ Towards Undergraduate Financial Freedom by Kyler Bolen, Taylor Breidenbach, Travis Haynes, Kaylea Jordan, Kayla Spande, and Cody Verhey

Third Place:
The House That Sutpen Built by Tyler Marx

Honorable Mention:
“‘A Long and Bloody Time’: Hunger and Growth in Black Boy” by Alexis DeLancey-Christiansen

Creative Nonfiction

First Place:
The Silence That Swallows You Whole by Elyse Buehrer

Second Place:
Aww Nutz by Adam Miller

Third Place:
Mausoleum Mess by Stephanie Delph

Honorable Mentions:
“Blank Space” by Stevie Rosales

“Queen of Last Chances” by Cate Porter

“I Made a Difference” by Katherine Leach

High School First Place:
Cultural Identity Crisis…or Not? by Stephani Hallgarth

Fiction

First Place:
Evil Unveiled: The Tale of Snow White Retold by Cate E. Porter

Second Place:
Soldier of Asphodel by Michael Conner

Third Place:
Maverick by Taylor Eash

Honorable Mentions:
“Child’s Play” by Nicole Walters

“Just Another Day” by Grace Connolly

“If Words Could Kill” by Brian Roskowski

High School First Place:
The Big Envelope by Ali Rhodes

Poetry

First Place:
The Face I Know by Mikaela Gerba

Second Place:
Do Not Write by Stevie Rosales

Third Place:
Chopin by August Buehrer

Honorable Mention:
“Last Night I Didn’t Sleep” by Ian Carmichael