Creative Writing students win awards for creative non-fiction

Senior creative writer Heather Finnegan (Chapman HS, Inman) won the creative non-fiction category in The Quaker High School Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by Malone University. In addition to a $300 prize, Heatherís piece will appear in the spring issue of The Quaker, Malone's literary magazine.

Senior Trudy Wrona (Indian Land HS, Fort Mill) was runner-up in the same category. Since Heather is unable to make the trip to Malone University to receive her award, Trudy will be flown Ė all-expenses paid Ė to Canton, Ohio to participate in the festivities.

The Quaker is Malone Universityís national undergraduate literary journal, and the creative writing contest, expressly for high school seniors, offers a $300 prize in each of three categoriesópoetry, fiction, and creative non-fictionóplus round-trip travel and lodging to the Malone University campus in Canton, Ohio for an award ceremony and reading. Winning entries and select finalists are published in a special folio of The Quakerís spring issue.

The contestís final judge was John Estes, Ph.D., director of Maloneís Creative Writing Program, with assistance from senior creative writing students.