Blaise Williams '23 Wins 2nd Prize in State Level Fiction Competition

Blaise Williams ‘23 won second prize in the 2021 Michigan State University Tom Samet High School Fiction Competition with his story “Supper for One”. 

Blaise was featured in a virtual reading alongside other winners on November 17.

The Tom Samet Competition is an annual competition through the Michigan State Center for Poetry, with prizes donated by Barry Gross in memory of his late friend, Tom Samet. Samet graduated from MSU with High Honors and a degree in English, going on to obtain a Ph.D in English and American Literature from Brown University.

In its fifth year, the competition is open to all Michigan high school students submitting a story no more than 1,000 words. First place went to junior Hanah Haines of Kenowa Hills High School. Third place went to senior MacKenzie Brasseur of Lapeer High School, with sophomore Alexandre Morrison of Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy receiving an honorable mention.

To view the virtual reading, click here. To read Blaise’s story, click here.

Congratulations, Blaise!
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