LIMA - Area students were recognized and rewarded for their creative endeavors Tuesday night at the 12th annual Ohio State Lima Buckeye Creativity Awards for Allen County High School Students.
Elizabeth McNamara, of Lima Central Catholic, won the junior/senior division grand prize for “Experience” and four other poems. She won $200 total.
Abby Tuttle, of Bluffton, won the freshman/sophomore division for “Five Star Hotel” in the art and photography division. She won a total of $120.
All winning students won gift cards and $300 scholarship vouchers to Ohio State-Lima.
Other freshman/sophomore winners also picked up $60 gift cards. Winners included Christina Emery, Spencerville, poetry; Marcus Zwiebel, Bath, poetry; Anna Mueller, Delphos St. John's, fiction and art and photography; Sebastian Williams, Perry, fiction; Lexie Evans, Lima Central Catholic, creative nonfiction; Lori Bassett, Allen East, art and photography; and Ryan Kalb, Bath, art and photography.
Other junior/senior winners also picked up $100 gift cards. Winners included Anita Kottapalli, Shawnee, poetry; David Dunifon, Bath, poetry; Hannah Hodges, Lima Central Catholic, fiction; Liz Winhover, Delphos St. John's, fiction; Boone Martin, Spencerville, fiction; Jaegar Schlumpberger, Lima Central Catholic, art and photography; Jenna Gonzales, Temple Christian, art and photography; Leighton Gilroy, Lima Senior, art and photography; Jim Thatcher, Lima Central Catholic, art and photography; Joseph Schumacher, Bluffton, art and photography; and Samantha Rhonemus, Bluffton, art and photography.
In all, there were 830 entries, with an estimated 100 selected for publication in the online literary journal, “Hog Creek Review.”