LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – Cameron University’s Department of Communication, English and Foreign Languages English program has awarded several students for their creative writing.
Mitchell Dufrin received first place in the Leigh Holmes Prize for Creative Non-Fiction for his essay ‘Accepting the Trauma’.
Three students tied for second place; Baily Boydston for “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life”, Taylor Jones for “Anxiety the Savior: Talk about a Savior to Talk about Suicide” and Ryan Shows for “The Lonesome Crowded West”.
Cameron English faculty members William Carney, Leah Chaffins, John Hodgson and John G. Morris judged content submissions.
The competition was created by Emeritus Professor of English Leigh Holmes in 2002 to encourage Cameron students to write creative non-fiction.
Kayla Russell won first place in the John G. Morris Prize competition for her poem “Doorstop.”
While Elizabeth Abigal McMains received second place for her poem “Parosmia”.
Stacy Pifer won third place for “Frozen Race of Time”.
Honorable mentions went to Thomas Anthony Juarez for “Sunrise in Oaxaca”, Shows for “Marc and Kali” and Wyn Jessie for “Hormone Replacement”.
Katherine Hoerth, assistant professor of English at Lamar University, was a judge.
English teacher Morris created the competition, which is open to all Cameron undergraduates in 2006.
“Accepting the Trauma” and “Doorstop” will be published in “The Gold Mine”, Cameron’s literary arts magazine.
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