The Ohio State University at Lima


2003 Creative Writing Winners

The Ohio State University at Lima

Creative Writing Competition for Allen County High School Students

$1,505 Awarded

Sponsors: The Lima Breakfast Optimists and The Lima Noon Optimists

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2003 Contest Winners

Freshman/Sophomore Division

Fiction:

First: "Sydney," Rachel Young, Temple Christian, $100

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Second: "A Kingdom in Peril," Phil Schey, Temple Christian, $75

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Third: "God Only Gives the Best," Khrista Beckman, Temple Christian, $50

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Poetry:

First: "The Phoenix," Elizabeth Sylak, Bluffton, $100

Sponsoring teacher: Connie Goode

Second: "Erin," Amy Wrasman, Temple Christian, $75

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Third: "My Heart Is On You Always, Lord," Laura Troutman, Bluffton, $50

Sponsoring teacher . . . Connie Goode

Honorable Mention: "A Nation of Grief and Sadness," Alicia Lugibihl, Temple Christian. $15,

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Honorable Mention: "Sorrow," Anna Reddick," Bluffton, $15

Sponsoring teacher: Connie Goode


Junior/Senior Division

Fiction:

First: "Sunlight," Joshua Eno, Bath, $200 ($400 total, see poem)

Sponsoring teacher: Elaine Bradley

Second: "Driving Home," Rachel Hesler, Temple Christian, $150

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Third: "Frozen Tears," Christine Yakir, Lima Central Catholic, $100

Sponsoring teacher: Cathy Manghelli

Honorable Mention: "Joshua," Elizabeth Shine, Temple Christian, $25

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Honorable Mention: "Forgotten Words, Dated Love," Nadine Romick, Bath, $25

Sponsoring teacher: Elaine Bradley

Honorable Mention: "A Very Catchy Trade," Jessica Cash," Lima Senior, $25

Sponsoring teacher: Virgil Mann 

Poetry:

First: "Seashore Scene," Joshua Eno, Bath, $200 ($400 total with short story)

Sponsoring teacher: Elaine Bradley

Second: "Liquid Variations," Clayton Odenweller, Delphos St. John's, $150

Sponsoring teacher: Mrs. Knippen

Third: "The Mix Tape to the Summer of Burned Bridges and Broken Bones," Carrie Warnecke, Temple Christian, $100

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Honorable Mention: "All is Calm," Adam Sutton, Temple Christian, $25

Sponsoring teacher: Sandra Rufener

Honorable Mention: "The Meeting," Jodi Bowen," Lima Senior, $25

Sponsoring teacher: Virgil Mann 


Thank you to the sponsors of The Ohio State University at Lima Creative Writing Competition:

The Lima Breakfast Optimists

The Lima Noon Optimists