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2020 Literary Arts Nominees

NOTE: Some entries may contain adult themes. Minors, please ask for parental permission before reading.

Artios of Grand Haven – Clyde Kelly – “Past Tents”

Fremont High School – Kaelee Tanis – “A Christmas Truce”

Fruitport High School – Madison Boone – “The Dark Storm”, “The Reaper”, and “Thoughtful Silence”

Grand Haven High School – Luke LaMere – “Come On, Coach”

Grant High School – Ashley Longcore – “Bright Night”

Hart High School – Star Jewell – “Natures findings” and “Can a dog be a hero?”

Hesperia High School – McKenna LaCount – “Parenthood”

Holton High School – Abby Wisniewski – “No. 4 is Guilty”

Kent City High School – Alyeska Linsley – “Broken, but not shattered” (NOTE: This entry directly addresses the topic of abortion. To read this entry, please contact Joel Selby at

Mason County Central High School – Abigail Leese – “Where to Go”

Mason County Eastern High School – Jessica Smith – “Brother Dearest”

Mona Shores High School – Malakai Carr – “The Rest Is Complicated”

Montague High School – Lynn Hawley – “Origin”, “Children Like Melting Pots”, and “The Universe In You”

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy – Alexis Lambert – “The move”

Muskegon High School – Madelynn Garver – “Till death when we part”

Newaygo High School – Megan Grant – “Seed”, “A Sprout!”, and “A Stalk”

North Muskegon High School – Paul Schanhals – “Cellar Keeper”

Oakridge High School – Kevin Morgan – “Quick, Cheap, Safe: Pick Two”

Pentwater High School – Jaxon Anderson – “The Sun’s Battalion”, “The Spiderweb Glistening in the Morning Sun”, and Are you Listening?”

Ravenna High School – Caitlyn Spoelman – “After”

Reeths-Puffer High School – Allyson Prause – “Self”, “Where I’m From”, and “Oranges”

Shelby High School – Raegan Tovar – “brain”, “silent thanks”, and “disconnect”

Spring Lake High School – Elise Zander – “Undecided” (link removed at Author’s Request)

Walkerville High School – Margaret Sweet – “If you were dumber I would date you” and “I miss”

White Cloud High School – Madelline Hutson – “The Grendle In Me”

Whitehall High School – Braley Johnson – Collection: “feMale” (“Filtered”, “Freckles”, and “Flowers, Mountains, and the Sun”)