Northeast Iowa Community College announces winners of the Larry Kruse Memorial Writing Contest
Thursday, April 28, 2022
First place winners will receive a $300 NICC scholarship, and second place winners will receive a $200 NICC scholarship.
This year’s writing contest was open to students across the district. The contest is held in honor of NICC colleague and Writing Center instructor, Larry Kruse, who passed away in 2020. Larry assisted students with their writing in the Learning Centers in Peosta and the Dubuque Center. The annual writing contest gives students an opportunity to showcase their writing accomplishments!
Short nonfiction essays
1st place - Jeffrey Gladwin, Guttenberg, Iowa - “My Master and I”
2nd place - Brooklyn Holmstrom, Calmar, Iowa - “Each Role Matters”
Long nonfiction essays
1st place - Kathryn Simpson, Dubuque, Iowa - “The Last Trail”
2nd place - Eric Splinter, Dubuque, Iowa - “The View”
1st place & People’s Choice Award - Colson Cruciani, Bernard, Iowa - “Only Human”
2nd place - Summer Knight, Cresco, Iowa - “Lost and Found”
First place winners will receive a $300 NICC scholarship, and second place winners will receive a $200 NICC scholarship. To read the winning entries, visit www.nicc.edu/learningcenter.