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High School Literary Arts Awards & Scholarship Competition

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2018 Winners

AWF GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE 2018 HIGH SCHOOL LITERARY ARTS AWARDS JUDGES:

FICTION JUDGE: James E. Cherry is the author of a poetry chapbook, two full collections of poetry, a collection of short fiction and two novels. His novel, Edge of the Wind, was a 2016 Foreword Review Book of the Year Finalist for Fiction. He has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Lillian Smith Book Award and was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. Cherry has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and resides in Jackson, Tennessee where he is Artist in Residence with an after school program for at-risk youth. Visit him at: jamesEcherry.com.

POETRY JUDGE: Susie Paul, is associate professor, emerita, and Distinguished Teaching Associate in the AUM Department of English and Philosophy and an adjunct instructor at Huntingdon College and Troy University in Montgomery. For the 2018 HSLAA, Susie generously volunteered to coordinate the awards, selected judges, and judged the Poetry awards again. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Writers’ Forum as HSLAA Chair.

LITERARY MAGAZINE JUDGE: W.B. Gerard is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Auburn University at Montgomery and Coordinator of Creative Writing. He teaches the Four Genres and Fiction Workshop courses and directs creative writing Masters theses. He has published fiction in The Pennsylvania Review, Danse Macabre, Black Lantern, and elsewhere, and is General Editor of THAT Literary Review (thatliteraryreview.com) as well as the scholarly journal, The Scriblerian, and the Kit-Cats (scriblerian.net).

PORTFOLIO SCHOLARSHIP JUDGE: Jesseca Cornelson is an Associate Professor of English at Alabama State University where she teaches composition, literature, and creative writing. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Botticelli Magazine, Mid-American Review, Parody, Platte Valley Review, and Salamander. She is an alumna of the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, has twice been a writer-in-residence at the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve, and is a recipient of a Fellowship in Literary Arts from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
• Victoria Carl, student of Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, winner of the Ruth & Jay Ott Senior Portfolio Scholarship
• Avery Brooks, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts, winner of the Mozelle Purvis Shirley Senior Portfolio Scholarship
• Abi Kunkle, student of Renee Quaife, Sparkman High School, winner of the Lindsey Stricklin Senior Portfolio Scholarship
• Blanca Tallaj, student of TJ Beitelman, Alabama School of Fine Arts, winner of the Curnutt Family Senior Portfolio Scholarship
• Emma Camp, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Bob Jones High School, winner of the Leah Marks Memorial Senior Portfolio Scholarship
• Carolyn Harper, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School, winner of the Katherine W. and Byrd T. Thompson Senior Portfolio Scholarship
• Peyton Feemster, student of Jon Carter, Briarwood Christian School, winner of the Alabama Writers’ Forum Senior Portfolio Scholarship

LITERARY MAGAZINE COMPETITION

Exceptional Literary Content
Cadence (Alabama School of Fine Arts)
Editors: Blanca Tallaj and Emma Camp, students of Ashley Jones
$150 to the magazine

Judge’s Special Recognition for Exceptional Literary Content
Graphophobia (Booker T. Washington High School)
Editor: Alexandria Hale, student of Foster Dickson
$50 to the magazine

Exceptional Graphic Design and Layout
Silhoutte (Sparkman High School)
Editor: Katrielle Wulff, student of Renee Quaife
$150 to the magazine

Judge’s Special Recognition for Exceptional Graphic Design and Layout
The Artisan (Briarwood High School)
Editors: Kayla Reeves, Will Carlisle, Ansley Godwin, Robbin Reese, students of Jon Carter
$50 to the magazine

Honorable Mention for Literary Merit
More Than Words (Pelham High School)
Editors: Morgan Harris, Kathleen Kelley, Anna Carden, Lupita Aguilar, students of Connie Nolen
$25 to the magazine

FICTION WINNERS

First Place: Jane Ann Baggett, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Second Place: Cecelia Poehlman, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School
Third Place: Emma Camp, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts

Fiction Judge's Special Recognition
Alexis Allen, student of Jennifer Culver, Helena High School
Maxwell Gault, student of Denise Trimm, Mountain Brook High School
Harrison Neville, student of Jon Carter, Briarwood Christian School
Chamberlyn Gravatt, student Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Sara Shell, student of Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Kamela Miles, student of Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Nora Halama, student of Jon Carter, Briarwood Christian School
Tyler Dalzell, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts

Fiction Certificates of Merit
Rebekah Jones, student of Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Izzy Narducci, student of Denise Trimm, Mountain Brook High School
Minna Goldberg, student of TJ Beitelman, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Nicholas Dunaway, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School
Tasnim Altubuh, student of of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School
Keyanna Dixon, student of Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Elijah Thompson, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Meredith Byrd, student of Jennifer Culver, Helena High School
Kylee Henrie, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School
Benjamin Meyer, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School

POETRY WINNERS

First Place: Anna Carden, student of Connie Nolen, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Second Place: Emma Camp, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Third Place: Tyler Dalzell, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts

Poetry Judge's Special Recognition
Victoria James, student of Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Emily Willford, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Zoe Chaung, student of Jennifer Culver, Helena High School
Kimsey Stewart, student of Denise Trimm, Mountain Brook High School
Lauryn-Elizabeth Dewberry, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Elizabeth Creech, student of Jennifer Rossuck, Randolph School
Zoe Evans, student of Alissa Elliott, Randolph School
Christopher Shanks, student of Marlin Barton, Lurleen B. Wallace School
Alyson Chandler, student of Jennifer Culver, Helena High School
Daria Selkirk, student of Jon Carter, Briarwood Christian School
Gabriel (tess) Moore, student of TJ Beitelman, Alabama School of Fine Arts

Poetry Certificates of Merit
Simona Shirley, student of Denise Trimm, Mountain Brook High School
Kailynn Bell, student of Ginny Phillips Ashe, Minor High School
Lily Hughes, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School
Mary Kathryn Bryant, student of Kwantrice White, LAMP
Julious Watkins, student of Marlin Barton, Lurleen B. Wallace School
Charles Burch, student of Marlin Barton, Lurleen B. Wallace School
Jane Ann Baggett, student of Iris Rinke-Hammer, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Colton Reynolds, student of TJ Beitelman, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Maggie Brown, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School
Sarah Waldrop, student of Brandy Panagos, Bob Jones High School
Mackenzie Kirchler, student of Jennifer Culver, Helena High School
Torrie Taylor, student of Jon Carter, Briarwood Christian School
Lilliemarie Johnson, student of Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
William Young, student of Jerriod Avant, Adele Goodwyn McNeel School
Braydon Turner, student of Jerriod Avant, Adele Goodwyn McNeel School

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