• Midland College awards winners of the Nonfiction Writing Contest

    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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