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Six win college’s literary contest

Among the 22 contestants who read their skillfully crafted poems and prose, six went home as cash-award winners of the Spring 2010 Coffee House and Literary Contest sponsored by Bainbridge College (BC) Creative Arts Club.

Two more received honorable mention recognition in the March 18 competition at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center.

The gathering of about 60 faculty, staff, family and friends heartily congratulated the winners.

Poetry category winners were Kristi Temples of Donalsonville, first place for “Ovens and Dryers;” Lin Johnson of Cairo, second place for “Listen,” and Mary K. Dunn of Bainbridge, third place for “A Child’s Cry.” Ronald Baxley of Havana, Fla., earned honorable mention for “Years Past.”

In the prose category, Chris Lott of Bainbridge earned first place for his untitled essay. Second place went to Susanne Reynolds of Colquitt for “Building My Wings”; Diane Brown of Bainbridge took third for “Pull Up, Straighten Up, Stand Up,” and Terry Williams of Bainbridge received honorable mention for “To Lose My Best Friend.”

In both categories, first-place winners received $200, second place $150 and third $100.

Judging the competition were Arts and Sciences Division faculty members Patrick Smith, Jenna Miley and Jay Snodgrass.

Creative Arts Committee members who organized and orchestrated the event were Carol Adams, Brenda Akins, Tammy Hinson, Patti Lord and Carol Sinclair, who served as emcee. Students assisting included Jamila Avril, Kendra Denton and Shelby Powell.