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15 high school students win BPC scholarships during Young Writers Conference

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Dr. Bill Denni presents scholarships to the following students who placed in his workshop, “Ways to Begin a Story”, at the Young Writers Conference at Brewton-Parker Feb. 25. Third Place, Lauren Stoops (Homeschool), Second Place, Emily Hickey (First Presbyterian); First Place, Valerie Smith (Vidalia High School). (Photos by Crystal Adams)

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Division of Arts and Letters hosted its annual Young Writers Conference Feb. 25, but this year there was an added bonus for participating high school students. Winners of each workshop category not only placed but were each awarded scholarships to the four year, Christian college.

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Dr. George Mosley presents scholarships to the following students who placed in his workshop, “Parody’s Sting: Putting a Fool in a Wise Man’s Cloak”, at the Young Writers Conference at Brewton-Parker Feb. 25. Third Place, Danielle Hill (Wayne County High School); Second Place, Cody Smith (First Presbyterian); First Place, Caroline Brownlee (Wayne County High School).

In each category, ranging from creative writing to digital media and journalism, first place winners received an $8,000 scholarship ($1,000 per semester); second place winners were offered $6,000 scholarship ($750 per semester) and third place won a $4,000 scholarship ($500 per semester). Each scholarship is renewable for four years based on maintaining the eligibility requirements of a 3.0 ongoing, cumulative G.P.A. and majoring in a degree offered by the Arts & Letters Division.

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Prof. Gareth Jones presents scholarships to the following students who placed in his workshop, “How to Analyze a Film Without Being Obnoxious”, at the Young Writers Conference at Brewton-Parker Feb. 25. Third Place, Vaughn Head (First Presbyterian), Second Place, Zachary James (First Presbyterian); First Place, Nicole Lartigue (First Presbyterian).

More than 60 students from home schools, First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Wayne County, Johnson County and Vidalia high schools attended.

“I was very happy with the success of this year’s Young Writer’s Conference,” said Dr. Ruth Ellen Porter, chair of the division. “We were fortunate to have many very talented and enthusiastic young writers attending. All of the workshop presenters reported that they were impressed with the intelligence, enthusiasm, and creativity of the young people. The quality of their work was very high, and all of those who judged reported that there were so many excellent writing samples that they had difficulty selecting winners. We sincerely hope that many of these young people choose to join us in our English/Creative Writing program, and we all look forward to next year’s competition.”

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Prof. Zeke Addison presents scholarships to the following students who placed in his workshop, “Writing About Art”, at the Young Writers Conference at Brewton-Parker Feb. 25. Third Place, Chakita Durden (Vidalia); Second Place, Taylor Guillot (Wayne County High School); First Place, Alexa Todd (Wayne County High School).

First, second and third place winners qualifying for scholarships in each category are: “Ways to Begin a Story” by Dr. Bill Denni, First Place, Valerie Smith (Vidalia High School), Second Place, Emily Hickey (First Presbyterian, Third Place, Lauren Stoops (Homeschool); “Parody’s Sting: Putting a Fool in a Wise Man’s Cloak” by Dr. George Mosley, First Place, Caroline Brownlee (Wayne County High School), Second Place, Cody Smith (First Presbyterian), Third Place, Danielle Hill (Wayne County High School).

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Prof. Jeremy Gore presents scholarships to the following students who placed in his workshop, “The Inverted Pyramid: Basic Newspaper Style”, at the Young Writers Conference at Brewton-Parker Feb. 25. Third Place, Masha Woods (Wayne County High School); Second Place, Kayla Tapky (Johnson County High School); First Place, Hunter Smith (Wayne County High School).

Also, “How to Analyze a Film Without Being Obnoxious” by Prof. Gareth Jones, First Place, Nicole Lartigue (First Presbyterian), Second Place, Zachary James (First Presbyterian), Third Place, Vaughn Head (First Presbyterian); “Writing About Art” by Prof. Zeke Addison, First Place, Alexa Todd (Wayne County High School), Second Place, Taylor Guillot (Wayne County High School), Third Place, Chakita Durden (Vidalia); “The Inverted Pyramid: Basic Newspaper Style” by Prof. Jeremy Gore, First Place, Hunter Smith (Wayne County High School), Second Place, Kayla Tapky (Johnson County High School), Third Place, Masha Woods (Wayne County High School).

The daylong conference began with a presentation by visiting writer Sian Jones, who discussed editing strategies in writing and publishing. Jones is a short story writer and editor from San Francisco. The two-hour workshops were hosted by Brewton-Parker College professors in the Arts & Letters Division, which is annually held the last Friday in February. To learn more about the annual writing event, contact Dr. Thom Brucie at tbrucie@bpc.edu or look online at www.bpc.edu.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.

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Updated on: March 14, 2011 10:21 AM