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2014 Literary Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Society’s own Elizabeth Carter, Sebastian Choe, Cody Laux, and all the other winners of the 2014 Samuel Eells Literary & Educational Foundation Literary Competition.

Special congratulations to Cody Laux, Stanford 2015 for the single entry that shows the greatest level of overall excellence among the Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry categories.

Daniel Pearl S ’85 Award for Literary Excellence
Cody Laux, Stanford 2015 for “Ash Your Cigarette”

1st Place: Vincent Anoike, Lambda Phi 2017 for “Of Blood and Water (Excerpt)”
2nd Place: Cody Laux, Stanford 2015 for “The Marks of Gemma’s Hide”
3rd Place: Micah Goodman, Eliot 2017 for “Blue Ballard”

1st Place: Sebastian Choe, Columbia 2017 for “Corpse Exploitation: A Reevaluation of Consent”
2nd Place: Brent Lyman, Washington 2015 for “America: Our Problems and Why We Can’t Solve Them”
3rd Place: Chris Wagner, Washington 2014 for “Containment Doctrine and the 21st Century”

1st Place: Elizabeth Carter, Brunonian 2016 for “On Watching Marvin Gaye Die”
2nd Place: Omeed Ansari, Washington 2017 for “I Am”
3rd Place: Stephen Haw, California 2015 for “Dreaming Continents”

1st Place: Cody Laux, Stanford 2015 for “Oslo, Norway, September 2014″
2nd Place: Cody Laux, Stanford 2015 for “Grünerløkka, Norway, September 2014″
3rd Place: Ross Andrews, Washington 2015 for “Caught in the Midst”

1st Place: Adrian Cheung, Toronto 2015 for “Like a Real Hero”
2nd Place: Adrian Cheung, Toronto 2015 for “April 17th”
3rd Place: Adrian Cheung, Toronto 2015 for “Kalyna”

Music & Lyrics
1st Place: Joseph Dillon, Washington 2014 for “Remission”
2nd Place: Alex Siegenfeld, Lambda Phi 2015 for “The Scarlett Letter”
3rd Place: Quinn Mau, Washington 2014 for “Hunting Song”


Echoes from on High is the Society’s Literary Magazine



The Alpha Delta Phi Society is a self-governing, coeducational organization dedicated to cultivating character, scholarship, and enduring friendships. With seven active chapters and three affiliates, our literary society is one of North America’s foremost coeducational Greek-letter institutions. Our literary tradition fosters life-long intellectual growth, mentoring, and achievement among our members. The Alpha Delta Phi was founded by Samuel Eells in 1832 to encourage free thought and to supplement a rigid classroom education.

“[Alpha Delta Phi] must be built on a more comprehensive scale than other societies, in regard to its intellectual proportions; providing for every variety of taste and talent, and embracing every department of literature and science.”
—Samuel Eells, founder of Alpha Delta Phi, 1832

In 1992, after years of controversy over the status of women as members, the Alpha Delta Phi formally separated into two organizations: The Alpha Delta Phi Society, which accepts men and women, and the all-male Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity.