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Seward County Community College: Poetry Contest Winners & "Celebration of Creative Writing"—TONIGHT


Today on High Plains Morning, we caught up with Dr. Lori Muntz at Seward County Community College about the recent SCCC Poetry Contest, as well as their Celebration of Creative Writing event TONIGHT, Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm CT, live streamed on their Facebook page. You’ll be able to enjoy the poetry contest winners and contributors to the Telolith (SCCC’s literary arts magazine) as they read their work. There’s also an in-person event going on tonight, but tickets will need to be purchased in advance as there is limited seating. For tickets to the in-person event, contact Terri Barnes.

Here’s a full list of the winners, some of whom read their work this morning on High Plains Morning:

Best Poem by SCCC Student (two winners):

“Life and Death,” by Madelyn Garrison, Beaver, OK

“You Take My Breathe Away,” by Dulce Perez, Liberal, KS


Open Category:

1st Place, “Wild Thyme,” by Teresa Wehmeier, Hooker, OK

2nd Place, “Sonnet: My Love Is Like The Sea So Furious,” by Megan Sims,

Meade, KS

3rd Place, “Dreams,” by Shandon Classen, Liberal, KS

Honorable Mention, “Thanking the nouns,” by Norma Sanchez, Plains, KS


High School Junior & Senior Category:

1st   Place, “Distracted,” Joshua Knudsen, Liberal, KS

2nd  Place, “Birthday,” Abbigail Purcell, Satanta, KS

3rd  Place, “Bloody Black Rose,” Jessica Holloway, Johnson, KS

Honorable Mention, “Dreams,” Diana Arana, Liberal, KS

Young Poets Category:

1st Place, “Drowning,” Lindsey Perez           , Liberal, KS

2nd Place, “Dream World,” Carolina Pantoja, Walsh, CO

3rd  Place, “unheard,” Cianna Rogers, Tyrone, OK

Honorable Mention, “Demons,” Calyssa Seger, Johnson, KS

To hear our full interview, click the link below; it includes the poetry readings by Teresa, Madelyn, and Joshua. If you have questions, contact Dr. Lori Muntz at 620-417-1456.