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MCC honors students for their creative writing

Montcalm Community College recently recognized five students for their creative writing efforts in the college’s annual creative writing contest.

Students submitted essay, fiction and poetry entries.

Sabine Hohlmuller-Reames, of Six Lakes, placed first in the essay category for “The Ex-Amish,” and Paige Armstrong, of Edmore, earned second place for “When is the Cost of Beauty too High?” Hannah Hutson, of Greenville, won first place in the fiction category for “Placebo.” In the poetry category, Jessica Walker, of Greenville, earned first place for “The Last Time I Saw Her Alive” and second place for “What Was Left Behind.”

First- and second-place individuals received a cash prize and their entries will be submitted to the statewide  where they will compete with entries from Michigan’s 28 community colleges.

Contest entries were judged by David Johnson, who has taught composition courses at Mississippi State University, where he received a master’s degree, and creative writing courses at Western Michigan University, where he currently is finishing a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree. He also is working on a novel, “Wings.”