Students Succeeding in Literature

by Office of Marketing | Apr 28, 2014
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Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) has been well represented in a local literary competition. The Edith Garlow Memorial Poetry Contest (hosted by Delaware County Community College) received entries from undergraduate students in Delaware and Chester counties – which include more than a dozen colleges and universities. Three of these entries came from VFCC students, and each one was recognized at the awards reception on April 22, 2014.

Sophomore Corrine Twigg was awarded second prize for her poem titled “Death’s Death”; she received $500 for her award. Twigg said, “I am filled with joy to have been recognized for my words. Words are life giving, and poetry is my favorite way to arrange them. It is truly an honor to accept this award, and I praise God for giving me the ability to write.”

Junior Garrin Teed claimed third prize with “Slow Burn” – a piece that tells the story about, as he explained, “the old days in my life and how God cleared away all the old embers and brought me relief from my sorrow.” In addition to receiving $250 for placement, Teed had the opportunity to present his poem alongside Twigg at the awards reception.

Junior Nick Seders also presented at the ceremony. He earned an honorable mention for “Northeastern Winter.” On top of his placement in the Edith Garlow Memorial Poetry Contest, Seders has also met success in the publishing arena. His cinquain (five-line poem) series titled “Missiology” will be featured this spring in The Penwood Review, a literary journal that embraces poetry as a means of expression for those who hold a strong faith in God.