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Walters State Writers Honored by PTK
March 31, 2015

Nine Walters State Community College students received writing awards from Phi Theta Kappa in the Tennessee chapter’s annual writing competition. Students were also published in “Tennessee Mosaic,” a regional literary anthology. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community college students. 
Receiving first place honors were Teresa Lane of Morristown for poetry; Katrina Eccles for a one-act play; and Bree Eccles for research paper. Both are from Jefferson City.
Lane also received an honorable mention in short fiction. Katrina Eccles also placed third in creative nonfiction and received honorable mention for research paper and poetry.  Bree Eccles received an honorable mention for creative nonfiction.
Other Walters State students receiving honors for poetry were Savannah Creel of Mosheim, second place; and Abby Lewis of Dandridge, third place. Lewis also received second place for short fiction. 
Matthew Gjedde of Morristown received second place for creative nonfiction. Miranda Noe of Talbott placed third in research paper. Mindy Barton of Surgionsville and Violetta Gromova of Greeneville received honorable mentions for research papers. 
In the picture: Several Walters State students were recognized in the Phi Theta Kappa literary awards. First place winners were, from left, Teresa Lane, Katrina Eccles and Bree Eccles. At right is PTK advisor Dr. Viki Rouse, associate professor of English at Walters State.