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D.W. Daniel High School Students Win Top Honors at Tri-County's Annual Writing Contest
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/13/2006
PENDLETON --- Two D.W. Daniel High School seniors took top awards in poetry and writing categories at Tri-County Technical College's Ruby S. Hicks Memorial Writing Contest Awards Ceremony held March 18.
The event recognizes the creative writing abilities of area high school
Caitlin Bellinger won first place in the short story category and received $150 and a plaque.
Winning first place in the poetry category was Ruhiyyih Young. She
also received $150 and a plaque.
“Writing takes bravery, and I commend you,” added Lane Hudson, English instructor at the College. “Today is a continuation of what artists have done throughout history. We celebrate your spirit and effort.”
Other winners include:
Courtney Sargent, a senior at Easley High School, won second place in the poetry category. She received a plaque and $75. Winning third place in the poetry category was Seth Williams, a junior at Liberty High School. He received $50 and a plaque.
Marc Opper, a senior at T.L. Hanna High School, won second place in the short story category and received a $75 award.
Hillary Hei, also a senior at T.L. Hanna High School, won third place in the short story category and received $50.
Honorable mentions for the short story category went to David Martin, a senior at T.L. Hanna, Stephen Evon, a sophomore at Easley High and Michelle Tuten, a junior at Pendleton High School. They each received $20.
Honorable mentions for the poetry category went to Alicia Elias, a senior at Daniel, Chase Huston, a sophomore at Seneca High School and Katie Jackson, a junior at Daniel. They each received $20.
Since 1986, the event has recognized the creative writing abilities
of area high school students. Several years ago, the English Department
renamed its annual writing contest to honor the late Ruby S. Hicks for
her patronage, her encouragement and her friendship. For years, Mrs.Hicks
graciously donated funds and encouraged the College to continue recognizing
the creative talents of area high school students with an annual contest.
Tri-County Technical College's Foundation sponsored the event.