May 28, 2019
Vincennes University recognizes talented high school writers
VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University recognized area high school students published in the 24th annual publication of The Best of Autumn Voices on May 8, at Shircliff Auditorium.
Joan Puckett, dean of the College of Humanities, presented the students with certificates noting their achievement, and students whose work was chosen as first or second also received engraved plaques. After the recognition, students and faculty enjoyed a reception in their honor, followed by a writing workshop led by Jesse Coomer, associate professor of English.
In addition to having their work published, the following students received plaques for awards:
Hannah Faith Grace Jones-Smith, Terre Haute North Vigo HS, First Place in Short Story for “Patient 13’s Story”; Addisen Kilpatrick, Richland County HS, First Place in Poetry for “Anxiety”; Timothy Montgomery, Terre Haute North Vigo HS, Second Place in Short Story for “The Monsters in My Son’s Closet”; and Miranda (Abbie) Myers, Flora HS, Second Place in Poetry for “Mary Margaret.”
The following students received a certificate noting their work was published:
Barr-Reeve Middle/HS: Jaydon Craney, “Sorrows” and “Embers”; Tristan Graber, “Granddaddy’s Truck”; Nichole Knepp, “An Old Photograph”; Ross Knepp, “Blaze”; Taylor Walton, “Everyone Hated You, But Nobody Knew You”; Rachel Wilson, “The Eyes of the Enemy”; Kaleb S. Yoder, “The Day.”
Flora HS: Victoria Bates, “For the Love of Lovato” and “In the Winter”; Caitlin Beard, “Betty Jones”; Jessica Mefford, “Darkness”; Elaina Faye Miller, “Stained Glass Eyes”; Miranda (Abbie) Myers, “Ode to You.”
Forest Park Jr./Sr. HS: Bralyn Buehm, “I’ll Return”; Violet Cummings, “Atlas and Hestia: Warm.”
Lawrenceville HS: Paige Deaton, “Wicked Thoughts,” and “Breeze”; Madison Shade, “Nighthawk.”
Mount Carmel HS: Maggee Bleyer, “The Oak.”
Newton Community HS: Lynn Judy, “A Field of Many.”
Richland County HS: Chyler Weiss, “Earth’s Painting Season.”
Vincennes Rivet HS: Taylor Lammert, “I Carry Shark Teeth in My Pocket.”
Terre Haute North Vigo HS: Audrey Baker, “Do, Live, Be”; Taylor Borden, “The Journey for a Lifetime”;
Tucker Bruinsma, “November’s Peace”; J. Avery Finn, “Your Love”; Izzy Garcia, “Over the Garden Wall”; Brooks Gatrell, “Mistakes”; Olivia Holman, “The Reality of My World”; Carrie McKinney, “A World in My Own Head”; Timothy Montgomery, “Red”; Kynedy Sladek, “Why Can’t I Think”; Macie Snapp, “Speak Your Stories”; Brianna Wisor, “Illusions of Grandeur.”
Autumn Voices is a literary magazine published by the Vincennes University English Department through the cooperation of area high schools and coordinated by Juenell Owens, professor of English. The poetry and prose contained in the magazine represent original works written by high school students submitted to the annual Autumn Voices Writing Contest.
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