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2013 Literary Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Society’s own Cardner Clark, Jessica Jordan, Cade Leebron, Megan Lu, Roaya Helal, Adesewa Adekoya, and all the other winners of the 2013 Samuel Eells Literary & Educational Foundation Literary Competition.

Special congratulations to Cardner Clark, Middletown 2013 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
Cardner Clark, Middletown 2013 for “Het”

1st Place: James Mayers, Memorial 2016 for “The Ghost”
2nd Place: Winston Chang, Johns Hopkins 2014 for “The Scorpion and the AK-47″
3rd Place: Ross Benar, Middlesex 2015 for “Your Class”

1st Place: Jessica Jordan, Middletown 2013 for “Pokemon Masters”
2nd Place: Cade Leebron, Middletown 2014 for “Journey to the Floor”
3rd Place: Jessica Jordan, Middletown 2013 for “In the Heart of Texas”

1st Place: Jessica Jordan, Middletown 2013 for “In An Evening”
2nd Place: Stephen Haw, California 2014 for “Sunflower”
3rd Place: Megan Lu, Stanford 2015 for “Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty”

1st Place: Megan Lu, Stanford 2015 for “Soaring Over Santa Cruz”
2nd Place: Roaya Helal, Binghamton 2013 for “Untitled”
3rd Place: Jeremy Abrahamer Perlman, Middlesex 2014 for “A Long Swing”

Music & Lyrics
1st Place: Xhjyl Kelley Gossett, Washington 2015 for “Lights Low”
2nd Place: Dillon Bryon, Washington 2016 for “Every Little Hurricane”
3rd Place: Kyle Ostrander, Washington 2015 for “I Want You To Know”

1st Place: Adrian Cheung, Toronto 2015 for “The Ninja’s Revenge”
2nd Place: Adrian Cheung, Toronto 2015 for “Personal Portfolio”
3rd Place: Adesewa Adekoya, Columbia 2014 for “HAUS”


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.