April 12, 2018
School of the Ozarks places first in Mark Twain Writing ContestSchool of the Ozarks students (L-R) CJ Voerman, Abigail Mutrux, Leah Dolloff, and Jack Carswell all placed in the annual Mark Twain Writing Contest in content areas such as academic essays, historical fiction, personal narratives, poetry free verse, poetry structured verse, and short stories.
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — School of the Ozarks recently placed first overall in the annual Mark Twain Writing Contest.
School of the Ozarks freshmen, sophomores, and juniors wrote individual writing pieces in their rhetoric classes and submitted a variety of pieces such as academic essays, poetry, short stories, and personal narratives. All students submitted entries, but a limited number were chosen by their peers to advance to the conference-wide contest.
School of the Ozarks student winners are as follows:
Academic Essay — Junior Abigail Mutrux, first place
Historical Fiction — Junior CJ Voerman, second place
Personal Narrative — Junior Jack Carswell, first place; Freshman Emma Watson, second place
Poetry Free Verse — Freshman Grace Spencer, second place
Poetry Structured Verse — Junior Abigail Mutrux, second place; Junior Leah Dolloff, third place
Short Story — Junior Abigail Mutrux, first place
The MTWC included students from several area schools, including New Covenant Academy, Niangua High School, Bradleyville High School, Hurley High School, Chadwick High School, and Everton High School.
School of the Ozarks has participated in the MTWC for the past four years and has competed in similar Mark Twain competitive events such as art contests, science fairs, chess tournaments, quiz bowls, and math competitions.
About College of the Ozarks
College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.
The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.
04.12.18 – Brittany C. Weaver