Midland College awards winners of the Nonfiction Writing Contest

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Midland College awards winners of the Nonfiction Writing ContestApril 29, 2021

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On Wednesday, April 28, Midland College (MC) held its annual Nonfiction Writing Contest awards ceremony via Zoom videoconferencing.  Contest finalists read excerpts from their entries in the categories of feature stories, narrative non-fiction and research essays/reports.  First, second and honorable mention winners were announced for each category.

Feature Stories judged by Ms. Lisa del Rosso, writer and instructor at New York University
First Place - Kiley Wilkins, "Finding My Voice"
Second Place - Aileen Muñoz, "How My Mom Brought Me Closer to My Culture Through Dance"
Honorable Mention - Alexandra James, "A Memoir on Land Maps"

Narrative Nonfiction judged by Dr. Katherine V. Wills, Professor of English, Department Director (Chairperson) and Campus Poet at Indiana University Purdue University-Columbus
First Place - Madison Porter, "Standing Out"
Second Place - Mariam Falana, "Cultivation and Tutelage: The Burnt Extremity"
Honorable Mention - Faith Dolan, "Paradox"

Research Essays/Reports judged by Dr. Paullett Golden, Professor in the English department at the American Military University (American Public University System)
First Place - Weston Wilber, "I Can See the End in the Beginning Michelangelo Buonarroti: The Creator of Every Viewer's Journey"
Second Place - Mariam Falana, "Cultural Constructs of Integrative Masculinity"
Honorable Mention - Jordyn Ricks, "A Case Study on 'The Death Panel' at Starr County Memorial Hospital"

“The judges were very impressed with the quality of work,” Dr. William Christopher Brown, MC co-chair of English and Language Arts and contest coordinator, said.  “Many of these winners have just recently discovered their writing talents.  Their entries demonstrated the art of nonfiction writing, which is making ideas and information that already exist more interesting and available.”

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