Gateway Honors Student Writers

Gateway Community and Technical College will recognize nine student writers of short stories, creative non-fiction and poetry at its annual Night of Excellence awards convocation May 17. The nine were among 46 students who entered a total of 84 works in the colleges annual Voices writing competition.

This years entries were of such high quality, and all of them will be published in our annual anthology of student work, said Melissa Fry, associate professor of English, who coordinates the yearly writing competition. Entries were evaluated by volunteer judges from Gateways faculty and staff.

Winners in the short story category include Anne Lammers, first place, a second-year student from Florence for Crimson; Tommie Maines, second place, a second-year student from Park Hills, for The Farmhouse; and Anthony Nunez, third place, a second-year student from Florence for Far from Metropolis.

Creative non-fiction winners include Shirley Stivers of Bellevue, a third-year student, first place, for My Uh-oh Crayons; Melinda Maier of Lakeside Park, a second-year student, second place, for Networking with Intimacy; and Charef Tekouk of Florence, a second-year student, for How Soccer Earned Me the Worst Spanking Ever.

Winners in the poetry competition are Teresa Meyer, a fourth-year student from Covington, first place for Voices II; Bethany Survant, a second-year student from Florence, second place for Taking the Hill; and Rachele Johnson, third-year student from Edgewood, third place for Lonely Strange Fellow.

Voices 2011 will be available May 30. A copy of Voices can be viewed online at gateway.kctcs.edu.