Williford, Evans Win Lee Review Poetry Contest Share Tweet Email LinkedIn 01/29/17 Top News University Wide All Inclusive Lee University’s Language & Literature Department has announced the winners of Lee Review’s annual Young Writers Contest. The contest is open to all high school and middle school students. Mary Claire Williford, junior at Westminster Schools of Augusta in Augusta, Georgia, took first place with her poem titled “Growing Up.” Runner up Ella Pearl Evans titled her poem “Halfway.” Evans is a junior from Maryville, Tennessee, and is a homeschooler associated with the Blount Home Education Association. “The Lee Review staff and I really enjoyed reading through the submissions to the contest,” said Hailey Rudd, co-editor-in-chief. “It’s exciting to see the talent of the submitters and the interest these students are taking in creative writing.” Lee Review is a literary & arts magazine that features work of Lee students from all majors submitted year-round, in addition to each year’s poetry contest winners. This year’s issue will be available later this semester. For more information, to order a copy of the Lee Review, or to enter the 2017 poetry contest email firstname.lastname@example.org.