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Writing contest winners announced

IVCC’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest winners were Marlee Theisinger (from left), John Delaney and Jacob McGeorge.
IVCC’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest winners were Marlee Theisinger (from left), John Delaney and Jacob McGeorge.

OGLESBY — Jacob McGeorge of Marseilles won the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest at Illinois Valley Community College recently for his poem, “Alabaster Antibodies.”

John Delaney of Spring Valley took second for his short story, “Autumn Leaves.” Marlee Theisinger of Tonica was third with her biographical essay, “Civil Rights Activist: Ruby Nell Bridges.”

The annual event was sponsored by IVCC’s Diversity Team and Student Activities. Entries addressed aspects of civil rights, historical or modern, in any writing style.

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