Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program Honors 27 Young Authors

Photo of Lacey Schweer

Lacey Schweer of Cape Girardeau County won First Place in the  4-6 Fiction category of the Southeast Missouri writing Achievement Awards program held at Southeast Missouri State University. See below for pictures of more honorees.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17, 2006ᾰTwenty-seven of the best young writers from among 42 schools in Southeast Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area were honored April 8 at the 25th annual awards ceremony for the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards program held at Southeast Missouri State University.

The program was started in 1982 by the University’s Department of English.  The Department of English sponsors the annual program to encourage students in grades four through 12 in their writing.

This year’s program included a presentation by Dr. Thomas Harte, local radio personality and professor emeritus of speech communication.

The winning entries were judged by a team of Southeast English faculty and represent some of the best young writers in the state.  At the ceremony, first place awards and honorable-mention awards were presented at the ceremony to writers of fiction, essays and poetry in three grade ranges: four through six, seven through nine and 10-12.  The winning entries were published in booklet form and presented to the winners and their schools.  All winners were also awarded a special T-shirt and a certificate of achievement.

Image of Cape Girardeau Honorees

Two Cape Girardeau students recently were honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  From left are: Jon Little, Honorable Mention, 7-9 Fiction; and Lacey Schweer, First Place, 4-6 Fiction.  Not pictured is Angelina Guidos, who received honorable mention in the 10-12 fiction category. (View larger image of Little and Schweer

 

Photo of Clayton Honoree

Clayton student Andrew Dowd recently was honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  Dowd received first place in the 7-9 fiction category.  Not pictured are Clayton students JoonSuh Kwun, First Place, 4-6 Essay; Joel Trigg, Honorable Mention, 4-6 Fiction; and Seth Lewis, Honorable Mention, 4-6 Poetry.(View larger image of Andrew Dowd)

Photo of Rebeka Powers 

Ironton student Rebekah Powers recently was honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  Powers received honorable mention in the 10-12 essay category.(View larger image of Powers)

 

Photo of Jackson Honorees

Four Jackson, Mo., students recently were honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  From left are Ashley Stahlman, Honorable Mention, 4-6 Fiction; Caleb Tankersley, Honorable Mention, 10-12 Essay; Kelsey Bohnert, Honorable Mention, 10-12 Fiction; Kylie Christensen, Honorable Mention, 4-6 Poetry.  Not pictured is Grace Blades, who received honorable mention in the 10-12 poetry category.(View larger image of Jackson Honorees

Photo of Landewee and Arnzen

Two Leopold students recently were honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  From left are Abby Landewee, First Place, 7-9 Essay, and Lauryn Arnzen, First Place, 4-6 Poetry.  Not pictured is Caleb Wolpers, who received honorable mention in the 7-9 essay category.(View larger image of Landewee and Arnzen

 

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Park Hills student Kim Black recently was honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  Black received honorable mention in the 4-6 essay category.(View larger image of Black)

Photo of Patterson and O'Neal

Two Poplar Bluff students recently were honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  From left are Brittany Patterson, Honorable Mention, 7-9 Fiction, and Katelyn O’Neal, First Place, 7-9 Poetry.(View larger image of Patterson and O’Neal

 

Photo of Kayla Gregg

Ste. Genevieve student Kayla Gregg recently was honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  Gregg received honorable mention in the 7-9 essay category.(View larger image of Gregg)

Photo of St. Louis Honorees

Four St. Louis students recently were honored at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards Program held at Southeast Missouri State University.  From left are Jamese Hamilton, First Place, 10-12 Poetry; Zachery Mooney, Honorable Mention, 4-6 Essay; Charlotte Barker, First Place, 10-12 Fiction; Jessica Halloran, First Place, 10-12 Essay.  Not pictured are: Jeremy Bleecke, Honorable Mention, 7-9 Poetry; and Sarah Thibault, Honorable Mention, 10-12 Poetry.(View larger image of St. Louis Honorees)

   

 

Writing Achievement Awards

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Lacey SchweerFirst Place, 4-6 Fiction

John LittleHonorable Mention, 7-9 Fiction

Angelina GuidosHonorable Mention, 10-12 Fiction

CLAYTON

Andrew DowdFirst Place, 7-9 Fiction     JoonSuh KwunFirst Place, 4-6 Essay

Seth LewisHonorable Mention, 4-6 Poetry

Joel TriggHonorable Mention, 4-6 Fiction

IRONTON

Rebekah PowersHonorable Mention, 10-12 Essay 

JACKSON

Ashley StahlmanHonorable Mention, 4-6 Fiction

Caleb TankersleyHonorable Mention, 10-12 Essay

Kelsey BohnertHonorable Mention, 10-12 Fiction

Kylie ChristensenHonorable Mention, 4-6 Poetry

Grace BladesHonorable Mention, 10-12 Poetry

LEOPOLD

Abby LandeweeFirst Place, 7-9 Essay

Lauryn ArnzenFirst Place, 4-6 Poetry

Caleb WolpersHonorable Mention, 7-9 Essay

PARK HILLS

Kim BlackHonorable Mention, 4-6 Essay

PIEDMONT

Matt FloydHonorable Mention, 7-9 Poetry

POPLAR BLUFF

Katelyn O’NealFirst Place, 7-9 Poetry

Brittany PattersonHonorable Mention, 7-9 Fiction

ST. GENEVIEVE Kayla GreggHonorable Mention, 7-9 EssayST. LOUIS

Jamese HamiltonFirst Place, 10-12 Poetry     Charlotte BarkerFirst Place, 10-12 Fiction

Jessica HalloranFirst Place, 10-12 Essay

Zachery MooneyHonorable Mention, 4-6 Essay

Jeremy BleeckeHonorable Mention, 7-9 Poetry Sarah ThibaultHonorable Mention, 10-12 Poetry