Mackenzie Shay and Christina Zwilling Receive ECC Literary Competition Awards

May 15, 2008

eccstudentsTwo Mount Union College students received awards in the East Central Colleges’ Seventeenth Annual Student Literary Competition. Mackenzie Shay, a senior English: writing major of Kent, was awarded first and third place honors.  Her piece, “The Igloo,” won first place in the fiction division. For the creative nonfiction division, her piece, “Key Lime Pie,” earned third place honors.

“She has a unique way of finding stories and is one of the best writers I have ever come across,” said Dr. Frank Tascone, assistant professor of English. Shay’s work has also been accepted into the Allegheny Review.

"Professor Tascone and my other English professors have been very encouraging and provided constant feedback throughout my writing process,” said Shay.

Christina Zwilling, a sophomore English: writing major of Diamond, was also a third place winner. Her piece titled “Footsteps in the Snow” won third place in the fiction division.

Tascone was part of the judging at the competition. He judged other schools that competed, but not the works of any Mount Union students. Each entry is judged by three representatives of other institutions.

As winners, Shay and Zwilling will receive cash prizes and their works will be published in the 2008 ECC Literary Anthology.

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