Mount Union Students Place in Literary Competition

June 14, 2011

Kelly MorckelUniversity of Mount Union students recently participated in the 2011 Echo Student Literary Competition, a multi-school literary competition for undergraduates. The competition was run through Hiram College’s Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing & Literature of Hiram College.
Kelly Morckel, a junior French and German major of Salem, Ohio, received first place in the fiction division for her story entitled Two Dreamers. Both Jennifer Sprandel, a sophomore English: writing major of Green, Ohio, and Dana Petro, a freshman English: writing major of Mentor, Ohio, received honorable mentions for their fiction entries. Petro’s entry was entitled The Gnome Chronicles, and Sprandel’s entry was entitled Tomato Juice.
Mount Union students who submitted original works in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction competed against undergraduates from Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, Marietta College and Muskingum University. First place winners received a cash prize of $175, second place received $100 and third received $50. All winning submissions will be published in The Echo 2011 Student Literary Anthology.
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