Hiram College

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature at Hiram College recently announced the winners of the 2019 Emerging Writers Nonfiction Contest. Open to high school students, the competition honors the memory of Hiram College student, Grace J. Chamberlain.

The winning students each receive cash prizes of $200, $100, and $50 respectively for first, second, and third place entries. They are also invited to read their work at the College’s annual Evening of Hiram Writers on April 2, 2019. Hiram College will also award a $1,000 renewable Emerging Writers Scholarship to all students selected as contest finalists who enroll as full-time students at the College.

To participate in the contest, high school sophomores and juniors were required to submit a nonfiction essay addressing the contest theme of “technology.”

The 2019 winners include:

  • First Place: “Yellow and Blue” by Halina Dreger of Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Second Place: “I Loved the Internet and the Internet Loves Me” by Tyler Biddulph of Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Third Place: “Phone-Drawer” by Maya Klatte-McAfee of Avonworth High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Honorable Mention: “Disparate Understandings” by Evan Bell of Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Honorable Mention: “The Power and Purpose of Social Media” by Emily Callahan of Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School, Chardon, Ohio
  • Honorable Mention: “The Shadows of Maria” by Fabian Vazquez of Avonworth High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature was founded in 2006 and is named after Nicholas Vachel Lindsay and Harold Hart Crane, two poets with close ties to Northeastern Ohio.