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Students receive awards in two literary competitions

Several Muskingum College students have received awards in the East Central Colleges’ (ECC) annual literary competition and from the college’s Academy of American Poets Prize.

In the ECC competition, Lisa Reavis '08 received third place for her poem, Ruby-Throat.

The following students received honorable mention awards from ECC:

Aarica Gary '07, in poetry.
Ben Doyle '06, in fiction.
Todd Warhola '07, in fiction.
Michael Groh '06, in poetry.
Meredith Greenwood '08, in poetry.
These students’ entries were among 150 submissions from eight colleges in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. 

Founded in 1968, ECC is a consortium comprising nine liberal arts colleges in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, including Muskingum.  Its mission is to provide experiences that develop and enrich faculty teaching and scholarship, to lead and to facilitate academic collaboration and cooperation among member colleges and to foster information exchange and cooperation among administrators

The Academy of American Poets Prize at Muskingum, which honors the best group of poems by undergraduate students, was awarded to the following students:

First place: Chris Ridenour '06.
Second place: Alicia Wills '06.       
Third place: Hugh Martin '08.
Honorable mention: Joshua Eno '08.

The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.