Shannon Unick, of Elburn, won second place in the poetry division with her poem, â€œThe Skeletal Structures of Space Remaining,â€ at the April Skyway Writers Conference at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake.
Melanie Hatch of Maple Park and Watler Howard of Sugar Grove, were other local students participating in the event.
Unickâ€™s winning poem is included in the 2009 edition of â€œHorizons,â€ Waubonseeâ€™s literary magazine. Copies are available on campus or by contacting Todd Laufenberg, English instructor, at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2748.