Northwood Announces Finalists in Third Short Fiction Writing Competition

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The top three students received cash prizes and an award for honorable mention was also given this year.
(l-r): Benjamin Marsh, Kaylee Sherwood and Lucas Wheeler.

(l-r): Benjamin Marsh, Kaylee Sherwood and Lucas Wheeler.

May 3, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently announced the winners of the third Short Fiction Writing Competition sponsored by the Strosacker Library Advisory Board. Awards were presented during a brief ceremony and reception held at the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise on Thursday, April 25. The top three students received cash prizes and an award for honorable mention was also given this year.

The theme for this year’s contest was “Life Through the Eyes of…. ” Lucas Wheeler, a junior and son of John and Cheryl Schafer of Caro, earned first place for his entry “Life Through the Eyes of a Native American Skinwalker;” Kayle Sherwood, a freshman and daughter of Mike and Linda Sherwood of Clarkston, earned second place for her entry “Life Through the Eyes of Cole Holiday;” and Benjamin Marsh, a junior and son of David and Susan Marsh of Midland, earned third place for his entry “Push-Pin Rhapsody.” Honorable mention went to Niklas Riesch, a freshman and son of Siegfried and Brunhilda Riesch of Germany, for his entry “Life Through the Eyes of ... ”

Alice Parsons, head librarian at the Strosacker Library on Northwood’s Michigan Campus, stated, “The Short Fiction Writing Competition provides an opportunity for Northwood students to compete in a writing exercise that highlights the creative and imaginative treatment of a selected theme within the format of a short fiction story. It is hoped this competition will inspire students to explore new perspectives of looking at the world and, by doing so, discover things about themselves and others that will make them more compassionate and successful in their life endeavors. Citing the natural partnership of creativity with innovation and business, students are urged to continue writing as they go forward with their careers.”

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.