The Billings Outpost

RMC writers recognized

Winners of the Rocky Mountain College student writing competition and those whose work has been selected for Soliloquy presented their work and received awards at an evening called “Voices” on Wednesday, April 25, in Fraley Lounge.

Faculty members from the English, art, theater and math programs evaluated 262 submissions from 93 student writers and artists. The Soliloquy student editors reviewed the submissions for inclusion in the 2012 Soliloquy literary journal. Submissions were selected based upon quality and relationship to the theme, “Pandora’s Box.”

Sponsored by the Soliloquy student editors, the Associated Students of Rocky Mountain College (ASRMC), the RMC English program and the Katherine Olson Foundation, there was a strong turnout for “Voices.” Students read from their work, art was displayed and student, EmmaRae King, provided the music.

Awards are listed below:



First Place: “Roll of Flim,” by Briana Coe, of Billings.

Second place: “A Silent Soul,” by Rebecca Severson, of Plymouth, Minn.

Third Place: “In the Presence of the King,’ by Sarah Nitschke, of Billings.

Honorable Mention: “Crayon’d,” by Teresa Sarkela of Laurel.


First Place: “Burned Out,” by Cally Stanek of Bozeman.

Second Place: “Algea,” by Heather Wold, of Billings.

Third Place: “Spiral,” by Laura Wemple, of Missoula.

Honorable Mention: “Skull Urn,” by Jassica Sure Chief of St. Ignatius.


First Place: “Kray,” by Malin Johansson, of Halmstad, Sweden.

Second Place: “Crash of the Wave,” by Taisha Rocha, of Peerless

Third Place: “Three of a Kind,” by Brianna Savaria, of Billings.

Honorable Mention: “Lake Scene,” by Jason Bauman, of Fairview Park, Ohio.



First Place: “Stagnance,” by Anna Gilligan, of Peosta, Iowa.

Second Place: “When We Had a Clean House/More than Calluses,” by Mikaela Hanson of Missoula.

Third Place (Tie): “Revealed,” by Laura Wemple of Missoula and “The View from Pompeii/Reflection,” by Tyler Vaughn of Helena.

Honorable Mention: “7 Margaritas,” by Emma King, of Rogers, Minn., and “You Can Call Him a Cowboy,” by Arrianna Montgomery, of Valley Farms, Ariz.


First Place: “The Girl Who Killed Herself,” by Logan Weidman of Townsend.

Second Place: “Piano Forte,” by Teresa Sarkela, of Laurel.

Third Place: “Straight from the Horse’s Mouth,” by Miranda Coffing of Albuquerque, N.M.


First Place (Tie): “Karma’s a Real Kick in the Pants,” by Brodie Corenett of Ennis and “Should I Be,” by Jake Knaub, of Laurel.

Second Place: “Holiday with Hitler,” by Angela Schneider of Glendive.

Third Place: “Bad Dog,” by Alyssa Little of Baldwin, N.D.

Honorable Mention: “Road Trip,” by Arrianna Montgomery, of Valley Farms, Ariz.


First Place: “A Matter of the Heart,” by Sarah Nitschke of Billings.

Second Place: “Fourth Movie First Episode,” by Jake Knaub, of Laurel.

Third Place: “The Man Who Would Be God,” by Stephen Dow of Billings.

Honorable Mention: “Home is Where the Heart Is,” by Cheyenne Wiley, Greybull, Wyo.


First Place: “Built on Sand,” by Ashley Breismeister, of Cody, Wyo.

Second Place: “You Can’t Break Me,” by Anna Gilligan, of Peosta, Iowa.

Third Place: “The Dregs,” by Margia Pretlow, of Billings.

Honorable Mention: “Sugar Tin,” Laura Wemple of Missoula.


Copyright 2012 Wild Raspberry Inc.

Top Desktop version