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2014 Jerry B. Jenkins Writer Awards


Three students were presented with the 2014 Jerry B. Jenkins Writer Award on Thursday, Feb. 6, during Moody Bible Institute's annual Founder's Week. They were honored for their outstanding non-fiction narrative about a faith story that described a significant spiritual experience in their life.

"God has given many students significant experiences to draw them to Himself, and 29 wrote about those experiences for this year's contest," said Karyn Hecht, advising faculty member for the contest and professor in Moody's communications department. "Mr. Jenkins used descriptors like 'well-rendered,' 'remarkably well written' and an 'important subject' to describe the winning narratives."

First place went to Katie Dennis, sophomore linguistics major, for her essay When Death Worked Backwards. Haley Versluys, freshman pre-counseling major, won second place for her essay Look Full in His Wonderful Face. Third place was awarded to Davis Moore, freshman youth ministry major, for his essay Messages in the Wounds.  

The contest was created in 1999 to honor Jerry B. Jenkins, who  served as an editor with MOODY Magazine and vice president for Moody's publishing division. Jenkins currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Trustees.

When Death Worked Backwards, Katie Dennis, 1st Place

Look Full in His Wonderful Face, Haley Versluys, 2nd Place

Messages in the Wounds, Davis Moore, 3rd Place


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