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2016-2017 Winner

The Hortense Skelton Award for Best 101 Essay Goes to Lydia Gross!

First-Year English is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015-2016 Hortense Skelton essay contest, awarded to the writer of an outstanding English 101 essay.

This year's winner is Lydia Gross for her English 101 comparative analysis essay. Lydia, a nursing major, had this to say about her First-Year English experience: "My favorite thing about English 101 was learning how to see deeper into real world events that I had never thought about. I was also able to get to know my teacher and peers due to the small class size."

Read her award-winning essay by downloading the file below.

File Lydia Gross: Winning English 101 Essay