Winners announced in S&T’s 150th Anniversary Poetry and Writing Contest

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On October 28, 2021

A student in the S&T Writing Center. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Ten winners have been announced in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 150th Anniversary Poetry and Writing Contest. Missouri S&T partnered with Arts Rolla, Southwinds, the Missouri S&T Writing Center and the Center for Arts and Innovation to host the competition for original written works.

The contest was divided into youth and adult divisions. The youth division awarded prizes for poetry, while the adult division awarded prizes for poetry and flash fiction.

Winners will be honored at one of two events. The event for the youth division will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Rolla Public Library, located at 900 N. Pine St. The event for the adult division will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Cedar Street Playhouse, located at 701 N. Cedar Street in Rolla.

At both events, all participants will be recognized and there will be an opportunity for the winning authors to read their entries. A small reception with refreshments will follow the readings.

The winning entries will be included in the university’s 150th anniversary time capsule and will be published in the 2022 edition of Southwinds, a literary magazine published annually by the English and technical communication department at S&T.

Poetry – Adult Division

• First place: “Mission of a Miner” by Abdullah Al Moinee

• Second place: “The future is bright” by Peter Ehrhard

• Third place: Tie between “Mourned” by Kenneth Schmidt and “Winter Prayer for Lucretius” by Patrick Tibbits

Flash Fiction – Adult Division

• First place: “The Campus Visit” by Laurie Alberswerth

• Second place: “The Time-Traveling Miner” by Anna Peacock

• Third place: “Playing in the Dirt” by Celtic Pipkin

Poetry – Youth Division

• First place: “For One Hundred Fifty Years” by Eyram Dumor of Rolla

• Second place: “Missouri’s Miner” by Grant Rodriguez of St. James

• Third place: “S&T Poem” by Catriona Murphy of St. James

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students and is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit

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