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Winners named in 30th James and Christian LaRoche Poetry Contest
Winners of the 30th James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest at Northwest Florida State College have been selected.
Jocelyn Donahoo of Niceville won first place and a cash prize of $100 for her poem "We Called Him Mr. Foster." Donahoo's poem will be published in April in the 2016 issue of Blackwater Review and will be identified in the journal as the contest winner.
Allison Williams of Santa Rosa Beach placed second with her poem "Icarus." Williams will be awarded a cash prize of $50.
The winners will be recognized and awarded their prize money at the Student Awards Day convocation on April 20.
The James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest is an annual contest open to all NWF State College undergraduates.
For 30 years, the LaRoche name has been associated with poetry at NWF. In 1986, Christian LaRoche instituted the James N. LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest to honor her late husband, who was a poet and an instructor at the college from 1968-1983. The name was changed after the death of Christian LaRoche when the LaRoches’ son, Frederic, changed the name to the James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest in honor of both of his parents and their commitment to the writing arts.
PHOTO: Allison Williams, left, and Jocelyn Donahoo