Word’s Alive! Writing Contest

writing-notebookby Stasia Delgado – News Editor

The Hesston College Writing Fellows are calling all students to participate in their writing contest, Words Alive! by submitting their work to the writing fellows (hesstonwritingfellow@gmail.com) by Friday, Nov. 15.

The contest, which is in its second year, is coordinated by Karen Sherriff LeVan, professor of English and the Hesston College writing fellows, sophomore students who provide writing services on campus.

To the coordinators, Words Alive! is more than a contest.

“Sharing one’s writing with others is claiming identity, claiming dignity, claiming meaning, claiming relationship with the human experience,” Sherriff LeVan said. “As one student said, ‘When I write, my words become powerful.'”

Student work will be reviewed by the writing fellows, who will choose the winners. The winners will then present their work during the Words Alive! forum on Friday, Nov. 22 in the Hesston Mennonite Church at 11 a.m.  The winners each receive a $25.00 Visa gift card. Some different types of work that can be submitted include personal narrative or essay, critical essay of research paper, poetry, or short fiction.

UPDATE: The following students have been chosen to present their work during Friday’s Words Alive! forum:

Makenna Grow
Matt Lind
Nathanael Ressler
Michael Maxwell
Nathan Peters
Jordan Waidelich

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