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Headlines: September 1, 2012

Tribal College Journal's 2012 Student Writing Competition Winners

Each year, Tribal College Journal hosts a writing competition for students attending tribal colleges across the nation. Through these poems, short stories and memoirs, Native and rural students share the experiences of their cultures, families, and daily lives.

TCJ will print the winners' stories in the Fall 2012 issue of Tribal College Journal .  TCJ subscribers may read the winning and honorable mentions entries on the Tribal College Journal website.

 2012 Tribal College Journal student writing competition
The top three winners and Honorable Mentions:

Fiction

"We All Look Alike"
Jamie Figueroa,
Institute of American Indian Arts

"Thunder and Lightning"
 Jennifer Whitewolf,
Comanche Nation College

"Of Hand Blooming"
Monte J. Little,
Institute of American Indian Arts

*Honorable Mention*

"Where the Ancestors Cried"
Stephanie A. Fisher,
Salish Kootenai College

"Tikena Tribe"
Beatresea Kien,
Institute of American Indian Arts

"The Bike"
Chasity Ann Vigil,
Institute of American Indian Arts

Memoir

"A Collection for My Mother and Father"
Katrina Montoya,
Institute of American Indian Arts

"The Blanket"
Jayni Anderson,
Fort Peck Community College

"So She Took the Sun with Her"
Delores Tourtillott-Grignon,
College of Menominee Nation

*Honorable Mention*

"The Whisper"
Jayni Anderson,
Fort Peck Community College

"Intersections on the Journey to Higher Learning"
Chad J. Reynolds,
Salish Kootenai College

"Smoke Signals"
Elizabeth Sam,
United Tribes Technical College

Poetry

"Golden Arches and Indian Tacos"
Katrina Montoya,
Institute of American Indian Arts

"Letter to June 2032"
A.M. Nelson,
Institute of American Indian Arts

"Red Fox"
Loga Fixico,
Salish Kootenai College

*Honorable Mention*

"I Am Made of Cardboard"
A.M. Nelson,
Institute of American Indian Arts

"Daisy"
Loga Fixico,
Salish Kootenai College

"Statistically Speaking"
Millicent M. Pepion,
Haskell Indian Nations University

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