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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Three Loras students made history this week at the Delta Epsilon Sigma national writing competition.  They took home three of the possible four first-place finishes, marking the first time that's happened in the event's history.

McKenzie Grey took first place in the poetry category for her poem, "A Dark Moth on a White Ceiling."  Hallie Hayes took first place in the non-fiction prose category for "The Golden Days."  And Molly Cain took first place in the scholarly research category for her essay, "Hybridity."

This marks the 25th year in a row that a Loras student has placed first, second or received honorable mention in at least one category.

“To have three first-place winners in one year is unprecedented. It speaks volumes about the quality of these student-writers," said Kevin Koch, an English professor and chair of the division of language and literature.

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