Hiram College

Hiram’s writers had a remarkable showing at the East Central Colleges’ 19th Annual Student Literary Competition. The winners of the competition were announced earlier this week by the ECC and 15 Hiram students received honors at the competition.

Of the nine place winners in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, seven were Hiram students. Hiram also received 13 honorable mention awards.

Jacob Maynard, a senior history major, received two first place awards – one in the fiction division for “Birthday Cow” and another in the creative nonfiction division for “The Range.” Maynard also received a second place award in the poetry division for “Aleutian Islands, AK” and a third place award, also in the poetry division, for “The Usual Crowd.”

Maryann Hudak, a junior English major, received a second place award in the creative nonfiction division for “Where the Past Lives On” and an honorable mention for her fiction entry “Where Zillions Exist.”

Angela Miloro, a senior creative writing major, received a third place award in the fiction division for “Red” and an honorable mention for her creative nonfiction entry “Amos, Amas, Amat.”

Francesca Luppino, a sophomore English major, received a third place award in the creative nonfiction division for “Beneath the Layers.”

Honorable mentions were also awarded to:

Gracie D’Angelo, a sophomore undecided major, for her creative nonfiction entry “Product of the Lone Era.”

Alex Gill, a junior art major, for his fiction entry “Elevator.”

Alexis Linton, a junior Weekend College humanities/fine arts major, for her poems “One Basket Sestina for Laura” and “Pills for Dee.”

Brian Klinzing, a senior integrated language arts (education) major, for his creative nonfiction entry “The Way of Wolves.”

Sarah Pavolko, a sophomore creative writing major, for her creative nonfiction entry “Respecting the Black Widow.”

Paul LaBenne, a junior Weekend College communication major, for his poem “Drive Through a Small Town Slowly” and his creative nonfiction entry entitled “The Aztec.”

Ross Eaton, a junior creative writing major, for his fiction entry entitled “Simon Macendale, SNPI.”

Sara Benedetto, a junior integrated language arts (education) major, for her creative nonfiction entry “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”

Alisa Manna, a sophomore communication major, for her creative nonfiction entry “Sometimes Good Girls Don’t Wear White.”

Jarrod Sennhenn, a junior accounting/financial management major, for his fiction entry “Deeply Sickens People What I Consider Fun.”

Linda McConnell, a junior Weekend College humanities/fine arts major, for her poems “Dear Old Dog,” “Pho” and “Soldiers at the Door.”

Other schools competing included Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Marietta College, Mount Union College and Muskingum University.