A-B Tech announces writing scholarship winner

Image from The Rhapsodist's Facebook page

Every year, in conjunction with the annual publication of The Rhapsodist, A-B Tech’s student literary magazine, the magazine’s editorial team awards the Helen Dehnke Smith Memorial Writing Scholarship to a Rhapsodist contributor. This year the scholarship was awarded to Magnolia Wilson, currently a student at A-B Tech.

According to English instructor Erik Moellering, the magazine’s faculty advisor, “the editors unanimously chose Magnolia’s work based on quality and skill. We hope that the scholarship will encourage future endeavors based on the clear potential Magnolia has to develop as an author.” Moellering adds that the editors welcome additional funding for the $250 scholarship, and that contributions to the fund are tax deductible.

The Smith scholarship was founded in 2013, and is named in honor of Helen Dehnke Smith, who is the mother of Asheville author Mark Gordon Smith and an accomplished writer and author in her own right. A-B Tech’s Smith scholarship is awarded in partnership with one given in her name at Alma College in Michigan, Mrs. Dehnke’s alma mater.

About Doug Gibson
I live in West Asheville. I do a lot of reading. Follow me on Twitter: @dougibson

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.