Award recognizes students’ writings

The Twentieth Century Literary Club has announced the winner of this year’s Derexa Savage King award. Original writings from Jasper High School junior and senior students are considered for award.

The winner of this year’s award, an engraved desk clock, is Ivy Deis whose composition is “Who Is She.” Her guardian is Cathy Frick. An honorable mention award, an engraved key chair, was presented to Andrew King, whose parents are David and Leesa King. King’s composition was “I Trusted, Then So I Jumped.”

The award is presented in memory of Derexa Savage King, who was a former member of the Twentieth Century Literary Club. She was the first woman to practice law in Dubois County. She was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1951 and was admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Indiana and the Supreme Court of the United States. She was a former president of the Dubois-Martin County Bar Association. Mrs. King passed away in 1981. This is the 32nd year the award has been presented.

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