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Student Awards

Hortense Skelton First-Year Writing Award Winners

Each year, the First-Year English program recognizes outstanding student writing with the Hortense Skelton First-Year Writing Awards. One winner from English 101 and one from English 102 are awarded cash prizes, and the winning essays are published on the program Website.

UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH AWARDS
(categories and prize amounts are subject to change)

The Polston Scholarship Award is presented to two junior English majors for outstanding scholastic achievement based on faculty recommendations and grade point average.

2015-2016

Presley Gilder, Brandon Milby

2014-2015

James P. Jacocks

2013-2014

Jamie N. Boller, Heather C. Edahl

2012-2013

Adam K. Beaty and Kayla E. Engel

The Carey K. Smith, Jr. Award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership, scholarship, dedication, and outstanding academic achievement.

2015-2016

Luke Hodges

2014-2015

Ainsley G. McWaters

2013-2014

Jacqulyn D. Mohan

2012-2013

Kristyn A. Sanito

2011-2012

Esther C. Porter

2009-2010

Brooke McAbee

2008-2009

Robert Baden

2007-2008

Kemi L. Ogunji

2005-2006

Alexis Stratton, Frances Wosu

The Maximillian LaBorde Scholarship is presented to four junior English majors for outstanding scholastic achievement based on faculty recommendations and grade point average.

2014-2015

No longer offered

2013-2014

Adam K. Beaty, Kayla E. Engel, Morgan E. Lundy, and Sarah V. Ryerson

2012-2013

L. L. Gaddy, Jake G. Ross, Julia K. Fuller, and Harvey M. Jessup

2011-2012

Zachary E. Cook, Dana J. Doggett, Harvey M. Jessup, and Neha R. Parthasarathy

2009-2010

Abigail Agati, Austin Blaze, Melissa Schaub, Christopher Walonski

2008-2009

Mary Boyle, Amanda Byrum, Christopher Nelson, Kayla Shown

2007-2008

Brandi M. Pope, Hollis L. Beach, Leah E. Miller, Daniel S. Cicala

2005-2006

Elizabeth Coen, Joshua Gehling, Warren Pressley, Rebecca Wilson

The J. Gordon Belser Scholarship is presented to three juniors for outstanding achievement based on faculty recommendation and grade point average.
The N.G. Belser Scholarship is presented to three juniors for outstanding achievement based on faculty recommendation and grade point average.

2015-2016

Elizabeth Matthews, Carina Leaman, Colby Hesseltine

2014-2015

Belvin W. Olasov, Grace C. Schneider, and Madison L. Ivey

2013-2014

Brittany J. Johnson, Ellen M. McGaha, and Rebecca A. Boyer

2012-2013

Catherine M. Davenport, Ainsley G. McWaters, and Laura C. Smith

2011-2012

Caitlyn C. Chimento, Kaitlyn S. Harper, Samantha R. Smith

2009-2010

Michael Lambert, Cynthia Parker, Kathryn Sullivan

2008-2009

Leigh Eleazer, Danielle Garcia, Erin Weeks

2007-2008

Sarah J. Phillips, Caitlin R. Martinez, Cristal D. Strauser

2005-2006

Jennifer Brackett, Aaron Hayes, Kacie Henderson

The George Walker Waring Award is presented to two sophomores who have demonstrated particular ability for the study of English.

2015-2016

Hannah Perry, Fiona McMahon

2014-2015

Elizabeth A. Matthews and Jessica G. Rousey

2013-2014

Belvin W. Olasov and Madison Ivey

2012-2013

Kelsey M. Covell and Morgan E. Lundy

2011-2012

Abbey C. Kemer and Adele J. Norton

2009-2010

Courtney Diles, Rachel McBath

2008-2009

Lauren Nichols, Brandon Truett

2007-2008

Brianna S. McCluskey, Nicolette A. Calhoun

2005-2006

Shannon Feeney, Ralph Matthews

The J.S. Reynolds Essay Contest Award is presented to the student who has written the best essay in an English course as determined by faculty judges.

2015-2016

Carolyn Culbertson, Alexander Jones

2014-2015

Abby E. Gould

2013-2014

Mick Johnson

2012-2013

Austin T. Blaze

2011-2012

Dianne Turgeon

2009-2010

Tracy Harvin

2008-2009

Robert Baden (nominated by Dr. Laura Walls)

2007-2008

Kristopher M. Lotier (nominated by Dr. Ed Gieskes)

2005-2006

Samuel Lackey (nominated by Dr. Leon Jackson)

The Havilah Babcock Short Story Contest Award is given to the student who has written the most outstanding short story as determined by faculty judges.

2015-2016

Madeleine Collins

2014-2015

Jamie N. Boller

2013-2014

Samantha R. Smith

2012-2013

Rebecca M. Landau

2011-2012

Jake Ross

2009-2010

Brandy Hawkins

2008-2009

Robert Baden

2007-2008

Jonathan R. Reynolds

2005-2006

Corey Hutchins

The Havilah Babcock Poetry Contest Award is given to the student who has written the most outstanding poetry as determined by faculty judges.

2015-2016

Jamie Boller

2014-2015

Chelsea N. Reeser

2013-2014

Jacob B. Borchardt

2012-2013

Michael A. Roberts

2011-2012

Jake Ross

2009-2010

Jackson Midyette

2008-2009

Andrew Sullivan

2007-2008

Jonathan L. Hughes

2005-2006

Joshua Watson

The Distinguished Senior Award is presented to four outstanding seniors for exceptional scholastic achievement by senior English majors.

2015-2016

Alexander Jones, Madison Ivey, Morgan Lundy, Aeriel Lee

2014-2015

Ruthanne J. Wenger, Katelyn M. Hayworth, Laura C. Smith, and Mick A. Johnson

2013-2014

Ainsley G. McWaters, Theadora M. Keeling, Rebecca L. Thompson, and Alder E. Earl

2012-2013

Austin T. Blaze, Rose M. Cisneros, Elise J. Porter, and Ashlynn M. Wittchow

2011-2012

Abigail F. Agati, Charles K. Harrison, Jennie L. Rischbieter, and Kristyn A. Santio

2009-2010

Anna Lane, Ashton Padgett, Sarah Pulliam, Brandon Truett

The Distinguished Junior Award is presented to four outstanding juniors for exceptional scholastic achievement by junior English majors.

2015-2016

Kathleen Blackwood, Patrick Callari, Claire Heins, Jessica Harrell

2014-2015

Ellen M. McGaha, Caitlin M. Kitchens, Amber L. Snelgrove, and Abby E. Gould

The Ellise Davinroy Book Award is for exceptional scholastic achievement presented to an outstanding English major with demonstrated financial need.  

2014-2015

Not offered

2013-2014

Joseph C. Durant

2012-2013

Katherine E. Gause

2011-2012

Brooke E. McAbee

2009-2010

Kailey Manley

2008-2009

Rachel Carroll

2007-2008

Amy M. Scott

The Peter Mackey Award is presented to a deserving junior for exceptional scholastic achievement by a junior English major with a GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.  There is a special consideration for those with a cognate in Religion.

2015-2016

Sarah Larabee

2014-2015

Raymond A. Hernandez

2013-2014

Sameha A. Alshareef

2012-2013

Casey C. Cox

2011-2012

Michelle R. Ouhl

2009-2010

Rachel McNair

2008-2009

Lindsey Hudepohl

The Merrill G. Christophersen Award is presented to an outstanding senior for exceptional scholastic achievement by an English major.

2015-2016

Alison Kuester

2014-2015

Joseph C. Durant

2013-2014

Katelyn M. Hayworth

2012-2013

Zachary E. Cook

2011-2012

Rebecca E. Dunn

2009-2010

Jessica Castillo

2008-2009

Sarah Veeder

Frank Durham Scholarship Award

2011-2012

No longer offered

2009-2010

Leigh Eleazer

2008-2009

Andrea Krafft

The John K. Hoey Endowment Award is presented to an Honors English major for exceptional scholastic achievement.

2015-2016

Belvin Olasov

2014-2015

Jamie N. Boller

2013-2014

Luke N. Hodges

2012-2013

Abbey C. Kemer

2011-2012

Erik C. Lybeck

2009-2010

Katherine Littleton

McDuffy Award

2011-2012

No longer offered

2007-2008

Jennifer H. Brackett