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2016-2017

In February 2017, the following essays written in 2016 were selected as winners to be honored at English Awards Night in April 2017.

English 100: 

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English 280:

2015-2016

In February 2016, the following essays written in 2015 were selected as winners to be honored at English Awards Night in March 2016.

English 100:

English 180:

English 280:

2014-2015

In February 2015, the following essays written in 2014 were selected as winners to be honored at English Awards Night in April 2015.

English 100:

English 180:

English 280:

2013-2014

In February 2014, the following essays written in 2013 were selected as winners to be honored at English Awards Night in April 2014.

English 100:

English 180:

English 280:

2012-2013

English 100:

English 180:

English 280:

2011-2012 (pdf)

English 100:

  • 1st:  Meghan Garman, “Epidemic of Bullying” Instructor: Dr. Jacque Wilson-Jordan 
  • 2nd: Dwight Field, “Not Just a Pole” Instructor: Dr. Jacque Wilson-Jordan 
  • 3rd: Mia McLemore, “Red Hot” Instructor: Dr. Jacque Wilson-Jordan

English 180:

  • 1st:  Charles Thomas, “Letter to Superintendent Koch” 
  • 2nd: Chelsea Townsend, “Define Me”
  • 3rd: Kate Gehn (Glenn), “The Cycle”

English 280:

  • 1st:  Matthew Gustafson, “A Libary for the Digital Age”
  • 2nd: Elana Katz, “Art vs. Crime”
  • 3rd: Hannah Feldhaus, “Romeo and Juliet: A Real Life Tragedy”

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2010-2011

English 100:

  • 1st:  Jamiece Adams, “Am I All Wrong, or Am I All Right…”
  • 2nd: Kelly Smith, “Bullying”
  • 3rd: Kelsey Schroeder, “Even If It’s Just a Memory, It’s My Favorite One”

English 180:

  • 1st:  Christina Prahler, “Guard Rails”
  • 2nd: Rachel Spreitzer, “Save Your Skin”
  • 3rd: Paige Timion, “Dingy Adventure” 

English 280:

  • 1st:  Jonathan Foltz, “Budget Cuts on Education: A Stake through the Heart of America”
  • 2nd: Layne Beuseling, “Massive and Modern Hollywood”
  • 3rd: Meghan Psiharis, “Best Supporting Country Is Truly a Sight to See”

2009-2010

English 100:

  • 1st:  Martina Rodgers, “New Experiences”
  • 2nd: Robin Jackson, “Starving Artist”
  • 3rd: Gianna Russo, “Nani” 

English 180:

  • 1st:  Geoff Norfleet, “As Far as I Could Go”
  • 2nd: Cody Brant, “When is Enough, Enough?”
  • 3rd: Jennifer Shackelford, “I am the Strong One” 

English 280:

  • 1st:  Diana Lozowska, “Legalizing Marijuana”
  • 2nd: Amber Simmons, “Wind Energy for a Better Tomorrow”
  • 3rd: Jackson Courter, “The Method of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

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2008-2009

English 100:

  • 1st:  Alex J. Crivolio, “Trophies of Hockey”
  • 2nd: Donovan Lowry, “Life-Long Memories”
  • 3rd: Madeline Swanson, “A Breath of Fresh Air” 

English 180:

  • 1st:  Tyler A. Gordon, “Losing the ‘Real’ in Reality”
  • 2nd: Jackson Courter, “Making the Cut”
  • 3rd: William Steele, “Russia’s Wrongful Invasion of Georgia” 

English 280:

  • 1st:  Michael Pearce, “From the Classroom to the Camps: Doctors in Nazi Germany”
  • 2nd: Keri Plica, “Can I Have a Plus With That?”
  • 3rd: Jamese Carrell, “Homeschooling”

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2007-2008

English 100:

  • 1st: Cameron Bohnstedt
  • 2nd:  Lauren Munson
  • 3rd: Steven Gryczka

English 180:

  • 1st:  Katie M. Stein
  • 2nd: Tony Felbab
  • 3rd: Craig Morris

English 280:

  • 1st:  Junko Minami
  • 2nd:   Micah Spayer
  • 3rd: Steven Sommers

2006-2007

English 100:

  • 1st:  Briana Lynn Williams, “The Ten-Foot Terror
  • 2nd: Sara Foxman, “The Accident”
  • 3rd: Emily Kaiser, “Will Things Ever Change?” 
  • Honorable mentions: Junko Minami,”The English Debate”, Kelly O’Toole, “English 100”

English 180:

  • 1st:  Chelsea Lynn DeRose, “Present Arms”
  • 2nd:   Amber Brainerd, “The Door Is Open”
  • 3rd: Amie Thurow, “Angel of Gabriel” 
  • Honorable mentions: Christin Hemberger, “McDonough Country Animal Shelter”, Marianna Vaughan,”The Athlete Artist”

English 280:

  • 1st:  Nicole Swanson, “Utopia and Utilitarianism Undercover”
  • 2nd: Andrew Wessler, “Red Motor Madness”
  • 3rd: Jared Bohland, “Where’s PawPaw?” 
  • Honorable mentions: Andrew Nemeth, “Revealing the USA Patriot Act”, Lily Simmons, “The Infinitesimal Moment”

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2005-2006

English 100:

  • 1st:  Michael Bachner, “Worst Day”
  • 2nd: Jason Nuccio, “The Chase”
  • 3rd: Jared Williams, “The Crash” 

English 180:

  • 1st:  Dustin Heimer, “Love in an Elevator”
  • 2nd:  Shannon Durward, “Transforming Bureaucracies into Communities”
  • 3rd: Abigail Klokkenga, “Binge Drinking on College Campuses”

English 280:

  • 1st:  Justin Bartlett, “Bridging the Gap of Religious Diversity”
  • 2nd:  Robert Deveraux, “Dreams, Memories, & Remembering”
  • 3rd: Jane Woerly, “Zero Tolerance”

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2004-2005

English 100:

  • 1st:  Ryan Hackett, “What is Fair Game”
  • 2nd: Robert Paul Welch, “Cousin Dick”
  • 3rd: Luigi Sosi, “A Day in the Life of an Addict”
  • Honorable mentions: Alex Kuehn, “Blood-Stained Glass”, Patrick Shippert, “Unexpected”

English 180:

  • 1st:  Meghan Soustek, “There is More to Baste than Just Turkeys”
  • 2nd: Rachel Matecki, “Flowing Ivory”
  • 3rd: Angela Kerr, “Worth a Thousand Words”
  • Honorable mentions: Megan Griffin, “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, Hillary Parks, “The Lack of Gifted Education Programs”

English 280:

  • 1st:  Rachel Ellerbroek, “The Enduring Effects of Evil”
  • 2nd:  Lindsay Pettoruto, “Nano Revolution”
  • 3rd: Stephen Anthony Taylor, “Lifting the Ban”
  • Honorable mentions: Geoff Guist, “Springsteen and Diallo”, Tiana Griffin, “It’s Not a Quick Fix”

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2003-2004

English 100:

  • 1st:  Nicci Kelley, “My Guardian Angel”
  • 2nd: Lindsey Heiden, “One Last Time”
  • 3rd: Katie Thompson, “View from the Top”
  • Honorable mentions: Erin Anderson, “Narrative of My Mother’s Death”, Jeff Wakeland, “Smoothing the Transition to College”

English 180:

  • 1st:  Eric Hill, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”
  • 2nd:  Emily Toohill, “Underweight Does Not Mean Unhealthy”
  • 3rd: Bridget Hills, “Should Smoking Be Banned on University Campuses?”
  • Honorable mentions: Kyla Cox, “Danger in the Streets”, Kristen Vetter, “Treiber’s Target”

English 280:

  • 1st:  Ian Billingsley, “The Effectivenss of the “Male” Communication Style in Modern Society”
  • 2nd:  Alaina Maxwell, “Human Cloning: The Purpose, Prose, and Problems”
  • 3rd: Lynne Senne, “Style Analysis: Jonathan Swift, ‘A Modest Proposal'”
  • Honorable mentions: Lasandra Charles, “The Rumor That Killed”, LaQuenta Rudison, “Capital Punishment: The Contemporary Philosophical Perspective”

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2002-2003

English 100:

  • 1st:  Chris Large, “The Marines: A Life Changing Experience”
  • 2nd:  Jeremy Eldridge, “Pool Party”
  • 3rd: Jeremy Zentner, “Conquering Fear”
  • Honorable mentions: Kisa Schmidtke, “When is it ‘Fair Game'”, Scott Fixmer II, “Fufilling My Childhood Dream” 

English 180:

  • 1st:  Chris Bell, “Seeing the Elephant: My War Story”
  • 2nd:  Lisa O’Brien, “The Gallop of Life”
  • 3rd: Reuben Ingram, “Shopping for the ‘Write’ Process”
  • Honorable mentions: Bill Donato, “The Adrenaline Rush of Friendship”, Jennifer Whacker, “First Grade Curls” 

English 280:

  • 1st:  Kasey Tedford, “Birth Control: A Prescription in Need of Recognition”
  • 2nd:  Lindsay A. Blaine, “From ‘Boob Tube’ to Feeding Tube: The Media’s Role in Young Girls’ Eating Disorders”
  • 3rd: Kevin Froehlich, “Springsteen: The Power of ‘American Skin'”
  • Honorable mentions: Danielle A. Boland, “Bombing at Dresden”, Erin Waters, “How One Woman Lived Her Life in an Hour”

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