TCJ’s 2012 writing and art winners

Aug 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 24-1: Communicating Yesterday's Stories Today, Tribal College News

During its annual writing competition, Tribal College Journal receives entries from students attending tribal colleges across the nation, from Alaska to Arizona, Washington to Michigan. During each competition, the selection process is a difficult one, and this year was no different for TCJ Student Guest Editor Mariana Harvey (Yakama). This year’s writing winners include: Jamie Figueroa (Institute of American Indian Arts, IAIA), Jennifer Whitewolf (Comanche Nation College), Monty J. Little (IAIA), Katrina Montoya (IAIA), Jayni Anderson (Fort Peck Community College), Delores Tourtillott- Grignon (College of Menominee Nation), A.M. Nelson (IAIA), and Loga Fixico (Salish Kootenai College, SKC). Honorable mention winners include: Stephanie A. Fisher (SKC), Beatresea Kien (IAIA), Chasity Ann Vigil (IAIA), Jayni Anderson, Chad J. Reynolds (SKC), Elizabeth Sam (United Tribes Technical College), A.M. Nelson, Loga Fixico, and Millicent M. Pepion (Haskell Indian Nations University).

For the second year in a row, IAIA student Crystal Worl won the cover art competition. Her work, “Raven Looking at the Sun,” is featured on the cover of TCJ Student.

You can read the words of our winners within the pages of TCJ Student, and the honorable mention entries online at www.tribalcollegejournal. org.

The U. S. Coast Guard underwrote the contest for the third year in a row with a $5,000 sponsorship. Western Governors University also sponsored the contest with $5,000. Other repeat sponsors include the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and Navajo Technical College, which each contributed $1,000. These sponsorships allow TCJ to award prizes, give student subscriptions to TCJ, and cover the costs associated with editing and publishing the students’ work.

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