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Tony Otten, an English major at Thomas More College, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in fiction for his short story Callous at this year’s national Delta Epsilon Sigma national writing competition.
In his category, there was one first-place winner, one second-place winner, and one honorable mention. Students from colleges and universities across the nation submitted entries to the competition.
Otten is from Erlanger and attended Lloyd Memorial High School.
The contest is held annually for campuses with a local chapter of the Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national honor society for students enrolled in Catholic colleges and universities.
Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. It was founded in 1939 to recognize academic accomplishments, to foster scholarly activities and to encourage a sense of intellectual community among its members. Over 100 colleges and universities have received charters to establish chapters of Delta Epsilon Sigma.
This is the third year in a row that Thomas More students have done extremely well in this contest. In addition to this year’s award, Otten had won first place for fiction in 2013. Kristin Sauer won first place for poetry in 2012 and 2013. In 2011, J.J. Kirley won first place in fiction and Will Eifert won first place in poetry.
“We are especially satisfied with our results since students from all across the country submit entries to the contest. I am proud of our students and the success they’ve had in this competition over the years,” said Rex Easley, English professor at Thomas More College.