NOCCA Creative Writing Students Sweeps Faulkner Fiction Contest

NOCCA Creative Writing Students Sweep 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition

In the category of Short Story by a high school student, several NOCCA students were recognized by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society in their recent creative writing competition. A total of 226 entries were received in this category from various schools across the country. This category was judged by novelist George Bishop.


Winner: Leigh Vila, NOCCA Level III Creative Writing, Metairie-70002, Haynes Academy of Advance Studies

First Runner-Up: Ryan Autin, NOCCA Alum Class of 2012 (not pictured)

Second Runner-Up: Tyler DeSpenza, NOCCA Level III Creative Writing, New Orleans-70113, Benjamin Franklin High School

Third Runner-Up: Sophia Derbes, NOCCA Level III Creative Writing, Mandeville-70448, Oak Meadow

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