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Waubonsee Student Secures Top Spot in Drama Category at Skyway Writers Fest

Waubonsee student Anthony Low, left, and College of Lake County student Cam Flanagan, right, captured the top two spots in the drama category at the Skyway Collegiate Conference's Writers Festival and Competition Nov. 21 at Waubonsee.

A Waubonsee Community College student has captured the top spot in the drama category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers’ Competition and Festival.

Anthony Low, of Yorkville, took first place in the category for his original work, titled “Leaving Port.”

Low’s work was chosen for the honors during the regional competition and writers’ festival hosted Nov. 21 at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus.

The competition included works submitted by students from Waubonsee and seven other Skyway Conference member schools, including Elgin Community College, Morton College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, Moraine Valley Community College, McHenry County College and the College of Lake County.

Judges reviewed 98 total submissions in four categories: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama.

In the drama category, Low’s work edged a drama, titled “Blowback,” by College of Lake County student Cam Flanagan, and “At the Movies with Jesus,” by Richelle Brinkley, also of College of Lake County.

Winners in other categories included:

In creative non-fiction: “Rain Must Fall,” by Tomoko Funahashi, of College of Lake County; “Memento Mori,” by Elizabeth Dickenson, of Elgin Community College; and “Bad Drug,” by Wendy Finger, of College of Lake County.

In fiction: “The Archetype,” by Sarah Perrote, of McHenry County College; “A Nobleman of Grande Orcade,” by Rodney Johnson, of College of Lake County; and “Shadowland,” by Ian Brockman, of Prairie State College.

And, in poetry: “Mad Mascots,” by Sarah Perrote, of McHenry County College; “River-wise,” by Katherine Cree, of McHenry County College; and “An Attempt,” by Jack Sonin, of Elgin Community College.