Month: November 2018


High School Students Shine at Humanities Fest at ECC

November 1, 2018 | Campus News

It was a celebration of language and literature, and it was a whole lot of fun! The East Central College English Department, in conjunction with the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, hosted the inaugural Humanities Festival on campus in November.

Local high school students got the chance to spend the day on the East Central College campus and attend several interesting workshops. Students also heard about studying and exploring career opportunities in the humanities.

Humanities Fest also included a contest for students. First place winners received a hundred dollar prize!


Feature Writing

First place: “In the Hands of a Benjamin Franklin Quote,” by Piper Fitzgerald (Sullivan High School)

Second place: “All Abilities Athletics continues to expand, continues to impact community,” by McKenzie Dohm (Washington High School)

Third place: “Winter Weather Affects Farmers,” by​ Elizabeth Busch (Washington High School)​


News Writing

First place: “February marks recognition of African American impact on US history,” by Paige Ritson and Olivia Robinson (Washington High School)

Second place: “Boys’ soccer team makes history, earns second place at state,” by Sophie Koritz (Washington High School)



First place: “The Adolescent Mind,” by Grace Coppinger (Union High School)

Second place: “State Soccer Photo 2,” by McKenzie Dohm (Washington High School)

Third place: “Fall Play,” by Cassidy Lesire (Washington High School)

Honorable mention: “Graduation,” by Olivia Davis (Washington High School)


First place: Casey Baker (New Haven High School)

Honorable mention: Emma McIntyre (New Haven High School)



First place: James Francis’s “A Seraph’s Freedom” (Union High School)

Second place: Audrey Dae Bush’s “Helmet” (Washington High School)

Third place: Emeline Heimos’ “Feathers” (Washington High School)


Creative Non-Fiction

First place: Audrey Dae Bush’s “The Road” (Washington High School)

Second place: Taylor Baker’s “Christmas Morning” (Washington High School)

Third place: Victoria Simpson’s “Deafening Silence” (Union High School)