Bay College Students Win Writing Honors


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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: creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. The top two entries in each category advance to the state competition.

Due to a few entries being withdrawn, the entries were re-ranked. Updated results are as follows:

In the creative nonfiction category, first place was awarded to Hailey Derocher for “Uncle Ricky.” The second-place prize went to Luke Frederick for the essay “Let Them In.”

In the fiction category, Brooke Landis took first place for “Christmas Angel.” The second-place award went to Alexis Litts for “Our World Today.”

Spencer Robinson’s piece titled “Two-Ton Towns” took first place in the poetry category, with second place being awarded to Cheyenne La March for the poem “Strawberry Season.”

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.