Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, 2022

“A Pretty Word for Goodbye,” honorable mention in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition—The Tilia Klebenov Jacobs Religious Essay Prize, 2015

“Sparknoting Lolita in Indiana,” entry of note in Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative’s Annual Personal Essay Contest, 2007

“Catholic Club,” third place in The Conference on Christianity and Literature’s Student Writing Contest, 2006