Thank you to all who entered the 2016 WMGS Writing Contest.  The judges had a challenging time in choosing the winners of this year’s contest. Watch for these stories and more in upcoming issues of Michigana.I Love Writing

First Place: Jessica Riley, “Canadian Captive”
New England and Canada during the French and Indian War

Second Place: Marlene Fabbro, “Albert Grimm, Nazism & the Cold War Touch Grand Rapids”
1930s and 1940s in Canada, the U.S., and Germany

Third Place Tie:
Jessica Trotter, “TB in the Family Tree”
Tuberculosis epidemic of the late 19th & early 20th centuries in Michigan
Paula Naujalis, “Swarm of Locusts”
Leaving Kansas for Michigan

Honorable Mention: Laura O’Brock, “A Mistake That Saved Millions”
Development of the heart pacemaker

~ Sharpen your pencils. Warm up your keyboard. ~

The 2017 contest theme and rules will be announced in the fall 2016 issue of Michigana.

R. Waybrant, Michigana Editor