English instructor W. Chad Moorer recently announced the winners of the 2020 Creative
Writing Contest for the Holmes Community College Goodman Campus. Winners of the Personal Essay Category included Jenson Williams, first place for "A
Catfish Catastrophe;" Kaleigh Cosgrove, second place for "From Foe to Friend" and
Thomas Barnes, third place for "Family Propaganda." Ra'Darius Williams also received
an Honorable Mention for his essay, "That Dreadful Day." Winners of the Short Story Category included Lundy Hawthorne, first place for "Ritual;"
Jurtis Culp, second place for "A Mind of Darkness" and Tyeisha Quinn, third for "The
Ty That Binds." In the Poetry Category, Draven Howell took home first place for "The Movies;" Jim
Turner placed second for "His Lions Are Real;" Hawthorne placed third for "Stick Out
Your Tongue" and Justin Porter received an Honorable Mention for "Absence." Finally, Brantley Holder was awarded first place in the Literary Essay Category for
"'The Yellow Wallpaper': Through the Eyes of Feminism." The competition was open to all students on the Goodman Campus of Holmes, regardless
of their major, and entries were judged by the English faculty members. First and
second place winners in each category will appear in Reflections, the campus literary
magazine, and are sent to the statewide contest. State-level winners receive monetary
prizes and publication in the literary magazine of the Mississippi Community College
Creative Writing Association. For more information on the Creative Writing Contest, contact English instructor W.
Chad Moorer at email@example.com or (662) 472-9009.