Two local students were named winners of the 2012 Wade Edwards Short Fiction Contest, earning them scholarship money for college.
The first place winner was Fiona Dunn for her story “The Rot and the Rose.” Fiona, the daughter of Laura Woods and Dusty Dunn, is a student at Broughton High School in Raleigh. She was awarded $5,000, and the English department at Broughton received $2,000.
The contest’s third-place winner was Samantha Reid for her story “The Pain of the Bullet.” Samantha, the daughter of Scott and Kathy Reid, also attends Broughton.
The short fiction contest is sponsored by the Wade Edwards Foundation, which gives three awards each year to N.C. high school juniors who submit original fiction that is judged on creativity and exploration of virtues espoused by the foundation.