RAYMOND – Winners of the Rankin Literary Festival in three categories of creative achievement were:

  • First place, short stories, “Nightmare” by Evelin Joanny Aguilar, Pearl High School, 10th grade
  • Second place, short stories, “A Small Envelope” by Cullen Anthony Hill, Puckett High School, 12th grade
  • Third place, short stories, “The Box” by Jonathan Lucas, Hartfield Academy, 11th grade

 

  • First place, poetry, “To Quilt a Phrase” by Avery Wolfe, Pisgah High School, 12th grade
  • Second place, poetry, “El Botas” by Jack Gaskin, Hartfield Academy, 12th grade
  • Third place, poetry, “The Mirror” by Amy Grantham, Florence High School, 12th grade

 

  • First place, essay, “A Spark’s Influence” by Libbie Claire Jones, Pisgah High School, 12th grade
  • Second place, essay, “Process of Changing the World” by Karlana Simmons, East Rankin Academy, 12th grade
  • Third place, essay, “Teen Influencers” by Taylor Phillips, Hartfield Academy, 11th grade

The Rankin Literary Scholarship is awarded each year to first-place winners who compete in the festival. Small cash prizes are awarded in addition to the full tuition scholarship to Hinds Community College.

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