Several District 211 Students Place in Harper College Writing Competition

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District 211 logoSeveral District 211 students competed against area high school students for Harper College’s annual High School Writing Competition.

The 2014 contest, now in its 41st year, captured an impressive collection of imaginative work from local high school students. District 211 had seven students that placed or received an honorable mention in their respective categories.

“This is a celebration of the budding creative writers in the high schools surrounding Harper,” said organizer Andrew Wilson, chair of the Harper English department. “The volume and quality of work we saw reflected their vast talent.”

Wilson said area high school students submitted more than 300 entries for review by faculty. Winners and recipients of an honorable mention were selected in four categories: Drama, Essay, Fiction and Poetry. They, along with their families and teachers, are invited to attend a luncheon Wednesday, May 14, on the College’s main campus in Palatine.

Below is a complete list of winners. District 211 students are highlighted:

 

DRAMA

 

First place:

Title: “Henry’s Hallelujah”

Student’s name: Julia Dirkes-Jacks, Fremd High School

 

Second place:

Title: “Can I Come Home?”

Student’s name: Jennifer Schallmoser, Palatine High School

 

Third place:

Title: “Porch”

Student’s name: Claire Lawrenz, Palatine High School

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ESSAY:

 

First place:

Title: “Classical Liberalism, Classical Republicanism, and the Public Goods in America”

Student’s name: Michael Miller, John Hersey High School

 

Second place:

Title: Lauren ”NFL Concussion Changes”

Student’s name: Lauren Kiraly, John Hersey High School

 

Third place:

Title: “Lysistrata’s Feminist Evolution”

Student’s name: Brian Loomis, John Hersey High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “Media Violence”

Student’s name: Henry Kucab, Palatine High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “An Idealistic Generation Meets the Real World”

Student’s name: Serena Voltz

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FICTION:

 

First place:

Title: “Move Along”

Student’s name: Sierra Richards, Buffalo Grove High School

 

Second place:

Title: “Breaking the Spirit”

Student’s name: Peter Timotijevic, Rolling Meadows High School

 

Third place:

Title: “Just Another Day”

Student’s name: Melissa Peisker, Fremd High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “Elle”

Student’s name: Katrina Steinman, Palatine High School

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POETRY:

 

First place:

Title: “Emma”

Student’s name: Erica Haas, John Hersey High School

 

Second place:

Title: “From Here I See”

Student’s name: Sierra Richards, Buffalo Grove High School

 

Third place:

Title: “Girl Code 101”

Student’s name: Blythe Baird, Fremd High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “Diet Coke”

Student’s name: Corey Kostuchowski, John Hersey High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “Reject”

Student’s name: Francesca Barrios, Palatine High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “Submerged”

Student’s name: Megan Salt, John Hersey High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “Dad’s Picture”

Student’s name: Amy Zukoski, Buffalo Grove High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Title: “Broken Cento”

Student’s name: Katie Lorenzini, Prospect High School