Greensboro College Literary Magazine Wins Awards Including Best of Show at State Media Conference

March 3, 2020 9:51 am
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2019-2020 edition of Greensboro College’s literary magazine, The Lyre, won several awards at a recent state media conference, including Best of Show.

In addition, contributors received the following individual awards:

  • Kyla Catarineau of Tavernier, Fla., the sister of GC student Keeley Catarineau, received second place in Art/Photography for her portfolio in the issue.
  • Dori Medlin of Belmont, N.C., who graduated in 2019 with degrees in sociology and English & Communication Studies, received honorable mention in fiction for her story, “Cole Thompson’s Birthday Party.”
  • Grace “Ari” Washington, a sophomore elementary-education major from Charlotte, N.C., received honorable mention in nonfiction for “Pine Lake Preparatory.”

More than 40 campuses nominated work for consideration in the N.C. College Media Association statewide awards. Literary magazines compete against magazines from schools of all sizes.

The Best of Show award was the magazine’s third; it also won in 2011 and 2015.

Members of the Editorial Board for the 2019-20 edition of The Lyre include:

  • Keeley Catarineau, a senior English & Communications major from Tavernier, Fla.
  • Timothy Crowell, a senior psychology and English & Communication Studies major from Pinnacle, N.C.
  • Glenn Evans, a senior English & Communication Studies major from Greensboro, N.C.
  • Ashley Hawkes, a freshman psychology major from Burlington, N.C.
  • Elizabeth “Tess” Perdue, a senior English and political science major from Asheboro, N.C.
  • Cristina Samano-Romo, a senior mathematics major from Burlington, N.C.
  • Jacqueline Treadway, a 2019 English & Communication Studies graduate from Greensboro, N.C.

The Lyre’s faculty advisor is L. Wayne Johns, professor of English. Johns holds a B.A. from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, an M.F.A. from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He joined the faculty in 2007.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.greensboro.edu.

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Lex Alexander, Director of Communications
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This post was written by Tom Saitta