Angelo State Young Writers Contest Winners
As part of commemorating the 20th anniversary of Angelo State University’s Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton, the Department of English and Modern Languages hosted a Young Writers Contest for high school students.
Winners in the categories of fiction-short story, poetry and personal narrative on the topic “Life in West Texas – A Unique Experience” were announced at the “Tribute to Elmer Kelton,” held March 3 during the conference.
The winners are:
Fiction – Short Story
First: Maddie Morrow of Texas Leadership Charter Academy
Second: Hannah Currie of Abilene High School
Third: Hunter Roberts of Texas Leadership Charter Academy
First: Belle Underwood of Richland Springs High School
Second: Sara Horn of Abilene High School
Third: Macy McNutt of Irion County High School
First: Hadley Miller of Irion County High School
Second: Jordan Gossett of Richland Springs High School
Third: Cierra Martinez of Texas Leadership Charter Academy
First-place winners received novels by Kelton and Craig Johnson, the featured writer of the conference. All winners received certificates. The 28 entries were evaluated by teams of judges from ASU’s English faculty, with all identifying information hidden.