Crowder Quill announces winners

June 9, 2020 

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Information
Crowder College

Crowder Quill announces winners 

Neosho, MO – The Crowder Quill literary-art magazine contest of Crowder College has announced the winners of the annual contest.

For the 2020 contest and 40th annual anniversary, 1257 entries were received, which is a record number of participants.  Winning entrants receive a certificate and are published in the magazine; this year, 106 awards were presented.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended no public gatherings, so there was not a public awards ceremony this year. Awards and magazines were mailed to winners. Magazines will be made available to the communities and high schools surrounding Crowder College as well as its campuses in Neosho, Pineville, Cassville, Joplin, and Webb City.

Art and literary submissions are accepted at CrowderQuill.com from May 1 to Feb. 1 each year. Categories are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, 2D art, 3D art, digital art, color photography, and black and white photography.

Contest divisions are high school, Crowder College students, and community members. High school gold winners in each division receive a $500 scholarship, which is funded by the art and communication departments.

The magazine was dedicated this year to healthcare professionals and frontline workers of Covid-19 as well as to Terry Ray Clarkson, Crowder College employee and supporter of the Quill, who passed away during the pandemic.

2020 staff are as follows: Jaime Bratton, Neosho; Bretton Cole, Neosho; Caleb Curtis, Anderson; Korby Fenske, Clever; Jacob Hall, Stockton; JT Overturf, Archie; Glory Reitz, Neosho; and Latonia Bailey, staff adviser.

Original founding staff members were as follows: Cheryl Ball, Patti Bowman, James Paul (JP) Dickey, Sally Geeding, Sandy Jordan, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Wesley Watkins, and Dan Richard, adviser.

Begun in 1980, the Crowder Quill is published annually by the Magazine Production class at Crowder College. The mission statement is “to encourage and showcase the creative abilities of local writers, artists, and photographers as well as provide a cultural and link between Crowder College and our surrounding communities.”

For more information, contact Quill@crowder.edu.

The winning entrants are as follows, sorted by hometown:

 

City First Last Category Award Division High school
Anderson Abbigail Beaver Color Photo Bronze High school McDonald County
Anderson Gracie Brown Nonfiction Gold High school McDonald County
Anderson Breanna Chamness Color Photo Honorable Mention High school McDonald County
Anderson Jackson Clarkson Nonfiction Honorable Mention High school McDonald County
Anderson Cindrea Phelps Fiction Honorable Mention High school McDonald County
Anderson Zachary Robinson 2D Art Honorable Mention High school McDonald County
Anderson Leandra Toomoth B&W Photo Bronze Community  
Anderson Henri Whitehead Poetry Gold Community  
Archie Joseph Overturf 2D Art Staff Staff  
Bartlett Diamond Bogle B&W Photo Gold Community  
Bartlett Diamond Bogle Poetry Bronze Community  
Bella Vista Brittaney Mann Poetry Silver High school McDonald County
Carl Junction Carly Abts 3D Art Honorable Mention High school Carl Junction
Carl Junction Madelyn Bailey Fiction Honorable Mention High school Carl Junction HS
Carl Junction Madelyn Bailey Poetry Honorable Mention High school Carl Junction HS
Carl Junction Adrian Bittner 2D Art Silver High school Carl Junction HS
Carl Junction Adrian Bittner Digital Art Gold High school Carl Junction HS
Carl Junction Alexandra Boman 2D Art Honorable Mention High school Carl Junction HS
Carl Junction Ryan Dean Fiction Silver High school Carl Junction HS
Carl Junction Savannah Dillard Poetry Gold High school Thomas Jefferson
Carl Junction Rhiannon Kennedy 3D Art Bronze High school Carl Junction HS
Carl Junction Atley Wright Digital Art Silver High school Carl Junction HS
Carterville Vicki Turner Fiction Silver Community  
Carthage Sydney Hartless 2D Art Honorable Mention Crowder  
Carthage Haleigh Pittman Color Photo Silver High school Diamond HS
Carthage Cheyenne Lasiter Color Photo Honorable Mention Crowder  
Casper Jamie Abbiatti Nonfiction Silver Crowder  
Diamond Lindsey Hobson Fiction Gold Community  
Diamond Lindsey Hobson Poetry Honorable Mention Community  
Diamond Josslyn Thompson 2D Art Bronze High school Diamond HS
El Dorado Springs Mike Snyder B&W Photo Honorable Mention Community  
El Dorado Springs Jennifer Snyder Color Photo Gold Community  
El Dorado Springs Jennifer Snyder Digital Art Honorable Mention Community  
El Dorado Springs Mike Snyder Digital Art Silver Community  
Exeter Tyler Dallis 3D Art Silver Community  
Exeter Anah Dover B&W Photo Gold Crowder  
Goodman Cheyenne McCormick Digital Art Bronze High school McDonald County HS
Goodman Elizabeth Riggins B&W Photo Silver Crowder  
Goodman Aaliyah Rubio 3D Art Gold High school McDonald County HS
Goodman Ashton Shehan B&W Photo Honorable Mention High school McDonald County HS
Goodman Hannah Tilley Color Photo Bronze Community  
Goodman Taylor Tyson 2D Art Gold High school McDonald County HS
Goodman Theresa Walthall 2D Art Gold Community  
Goodman Theresa Walthall 3D Art Gold Community  
Granby Vanessa Shaw 2D Art Silver Crowder  
Granby Pachia Yang Poetry Honorable Mention Crowder  
Jane Cali Townsend B&W Photo Bronze High school McDonald County HS
Jasper Sasha Ball Rives Nonfiction Gold Community  
Joplin Braden Bare Digital Art Silver Crowder  
Joplin Jaime Bratton Fiction Publishable Staff  
Joplin Allie Danner 3D Art Honorable Mention High school Diamond HS
Joplin Maxwell Heckman B&W Photo Bronze Crowder  
Joplin Maxwell Heckman Digital Art Gold Crowder  
Joplin Kherz’den Humphrey Fiction Gold Crowder  
Joplin Maegen Lightner Color Photo Silver Community  
Joplin Nellie Mitchell 2D Art Silver Community  
Joplin Nellie Mitchell 3D Art Honorable Mention Community  
Joplin Billie Holladay Skelley Fiction Bronze Community  
Joplin Billie Holladay Skelley Nonfiction Honorable Mention Community  
Kansas City Tyler Porras 2D Art Gold Crowder  
Lockwood Samantha Patton Nonfiction Gold Crowder  
Monett Dorice Baty Poetry Silver Community  
Monett Alyson Massardo Color Photo Honorable Mention High school Monett HS
Monett Alyson Massardo Digital Art Honorable Mention High school Monett HS
Monett Grace Wormington Fiction Silver Crowder  
Monett Joby Young Color Photo Gold Crowder  
Neosho Nicole Ambrose B&W Photo Gold High school Neosho HS
Neosho Latonia Bailey B&W Photo Publishable Staff  
Neosho Latonia Bailey Color Photo Publishable Staff  
Neosho Ashley Blake Color Photo Bronze Crowder  
Neosho Charlotte Boettler 2D Art Honorable Mention High school Neosho HS
Neosho Bretton Cole Color Photo Publishable Staff  
Neosho Nayelis Colon Poetry Bronze Crowder  
Neosho Shelia Dossey Color Photo Silver Crowder  
Neosho Carter Francisco Fiction Bronze High school Neosho Christian School
Neosho Derrick Griffith Digital Art Honorable Mention Crowder  
Neosho Master Lucas Hall 3D Art Silver High school Homeschool
Neosho Jacob Hall Color Photo Publishable Staff  
Neosho Sandy Jordan Nonfiction Special Merit Community  
Neosho Jaclyn Kidd Digital Art Bronze Community  
Neosho Jacqueline Orosco 2D Art Bronze Community  
Neosho Jacqueline Orosco 2D Art Cover Community  
Neosho Jacqueline Orosco Poetry Honorable Mention Community  
Neosho Laurel Pevahouse 3D Art Honorable Mention High school Neosho HS
Neosho Cesar Piedrasanta 2D Art Bronze Crowder  
Neosho Suzanne Ratcliff 2D Art Honorable Mention Community  
Neosho Glory Reitz Nonfiction Publishable Staff  
Neosho Lynette VanWinkle Poetry Gold Crowder  
Pierce City Jennifer Conner B&W Photo Silver Community  
Pierce City Jennifer Conner Color Photo Honorable Mention Community  
Pierce City Jennifer Conner Fiction Honorable Mention Community  
Pierce City Jennifer Conner Nonfiction Bronze Community  
Pineville Kiara Manion Fiction Gold High school McDonald County HS
Pineville Garrett Spears Nonfiction Bronze High school McDonald County HS
Purdy Kayla Branstetter Nonfiction Silver Community  
Purdy Jaci Moore Nonfiction Silver High school Purdy HS
Rocky Comfort Makayla Barnhill Color Photo Gold High school McDonald County HS
Seneca Erin Poor 3D Art Gold Crowder  
Southwest City Jennifer Martinez Color Photo Honorable Mention High school McDonald County HS
Southwest City Jennifer Martinez Poetry Honorable Mention High school McDonald County HS
Stark City Lily Monroe B&W Photo Silver High school Monroe Homeschool
Stella Sara Lutman Poetry Bronze High school McDonald County HS
Webb City Jammie Graves Digital Art Gold Community  
Webb City Alyssa Logan Digital Art Bronze Crowder  
Webb City Abigail Russell Poetry Silver Crowder  

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