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Previous Essay Contest Winners


2015-2016 Essay Contest Winners

Category 1: Amira H. Mohamed
Essay Title:  "A Letter to Our President-Elect"
Professor: Ross Feeler

Category 2: Ethan Roberts
Essay Title: "Thorium: The Final Frontier"
Professor: Sean Rose

Category 3: John Michael Hoke
Essay Title: "The Reversal of Social Class Structure: An Analysis of the Servant Class in Commedia dell'Arte"
Professor: Kevin Gates

Category 4: Erica Nielson Vargas
Essay Title: "A Formative Research Design Study to Enhance Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Motivation of Students in Integrated Reading and Writing through Participation in an Eight-Week Mindfulness-Based stress Reduction Program" 
Professor: Dr. Eric J. Paulson


2014-2015 Essay Contest Winners

Category 1: Samantha Yarto
Essay Title: "Fifty Stars, One Flag: How the Common Core State Standards Will Unite America"
Professor: Sarah Youree
Course: English 1310

Category 2: Bianca Beronio
Essay Title: "Desperate Glory: Wilfred Owen and Grim Reality of WWI"
Professor: William Feeler
Course: English 1320

Category 3: Marcelina Garcia
Essay Title: “A Portrait of Community and Violence in South Texas 1930-1975”
Professor: Laura Ellis-Lai
Course: Honors 3395

Category 4: Jane Hawley
Essay Title: "Houses, Hotels, and Hauntings: The Functions of Physical Structures and Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude, Beloved, and The Lady Matador's Hotel"
Professor: Dr.Teya Rosenberg
Course: English 5231