Bay College Students Win Writing Honors


Each year, Bay College and all of Michigan’s community colleges participate in the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Writing Competition. During the fall semester, current Bay College students were eligible to submit up to two entries in each of two categories: essay, fiction, and poetry. The top two entries in each category advance to the state competition.

The following winning essays, stories, and poems were chosen as the Bay College winners and will now compete at the state level:

In the essay category, first place was awarded to Alexandra Hagan for “Fresh Vegetables.” The second-place prize went to Sara Beauchamp for the essay “Pink Ice Cream.”

In the fiction category, Benjamin Guinn took first place for “Thirst.” The second-place award went to Grace Kraniak for “After Math.”

Benjamin Guinn’s piece titled “Book” took first place in the poetry category, with second place being awarded to Spencer Robinson for the poem “My Body: The Temple.”

The winning entries will not only advance to the state competition, but they will also be published this spring in Serendipity, Bay College’s annual literary and art magazine.

Winter 2021 semester begins January 11. For more information on programs offered or to apply, visit the Bay College website.