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Hortense Skelton Award Winners for 2012-2013

FYE is pleased to announce the winners of the winners of the 2012-2013 Hortense Skelton First-Year Writing Awards. These outstanding essays were each written by students in English 101 and English 102 courses during the 2012-2013 academic year. FYE instructors Lauren Eyler, Sandra Keller, Trevor Meyer and Sueanna Smith volunteered their time to serve as judges. Out of numerous excellent submissions, the winners were:

1st Place: Juline Deppen, “Reality Television is not Going to Change, but the Way We View it Can”

2nd Place: Alanna Earl, “A Close Reading of David Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day”

3rd Place: Eloise Tabor, “Beyond Paper”

Honorable Mentions:

Sarah Zakerski, “The Different Angles of Gender Oppression”

Kristi Worley, “Is There a Perfect Solution for Tackle Football?: A Comparative, Rhetorical Analysis of Two Competing Texts”

Courtney Petersen, “Weeding out the Bad and Planting Hope”

Oyindamola Awe, “Old Enough”