A St. Lawrence senior was among the winners in a regional writing contest for adult and young writers.

Jennifer R. Williamson '02, of Windsor, Vermont, was a runner-up in the poetry (12-20 years) category of the first Writing Contest for Young and Adult Writers presented by North Country Public Radio and the Adirondack Center for Writing. Prizes were awarded in poetry and creative non-fiction, for writers from 12 to 20 years of age and those over 21 years old. Next year, entries in short fiction and one-act plays will be accepted.

Williamson won her prize -- $200 cash and the opportunity to read her poetry on the air on the station -- for three poems, "Lover," "Town of My Farewell to You" and "Medusa," all of which had been written for a poetry class taught by Piskor Professor of English Albert Glover. Williamson is a speech and theatre/English (writing) major, and a member of the Laurentian Singers and the Irving Bacheller Society, the English department honor society. She studied in London during her junior year, and has participated in a number of campus dramatics productions. Williamson is a Faculty Scholar and Dean's List student and a 1998 graduate of Hartford High School in Vermont.

To read more about the contest (co-sponsored by St. Lawrence), the winners and the judges, visit the North Country Public Radio Web site.

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