The fall scholarship creative writing competition: poetry and prose was open to all full-time students attending Appalachian State University and four students were awarded scholarships for the 2020 academic year.
Brooke Hayhurst and Jay Phillips, the first winners of the new Marjorie Idol Scholarship in prose and poetry, were each awarded a $1,120 scholarship. Hayhurst, a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing, received the creative prose award. Phillips, a sophomore English major with a concentration in creative writing from Charlotte, North Carolina received the poetry award. Phillips submitted four works titled “Almost,” “Gain,” “Nigrescence” and “Only.”
Saddie Maddock, a senior electronic media and broadcast production major from Pittsboro, North Carolina, was awarded the John Foster West Scholarship for creative prose and received a $612 award for her piece titled “Mycelium.” Maddock also received an honorable mention for poetry.
Teagan Compton, a junior English major from Clayton, North Carolina, was awarded the Marian Coe Scholarship for poetry and received $992. Compton submitted four works titled "A Spiraling Rant to My Notebook at 3:12 am While My Roommate Pretends They're Asleep," "Why Am I Wearing a Crop Top in This Weather," "Florence 2018" and "September— JulyAugustSeptember."
Saylor Ferguson, a junior English major with a concentration in creative writing from Raleigh, North Carolina, received an honorable mention in poetry. Ferguson submitted poems titled “Red Roof Inn,” “Becoming Author,” “Winter Battle” and “Minivan Montages.”
Edward Rojas, a senior philosophy major from Boone, North Carolina, received an honorable mention in creative prose for his story titled “Candy Floss.”