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2016-2017 Winner

The Christy Friend Award for Best 102 Essay Goes to Margaret Haley!

The 2016-2017 Christy Friend essay contest is awarded annually to a First-Year English writer of an outstanding 102 essay.

This year's winner is Margaret Haley for her essay “Life for Sale." Margaret is a Psychology major and a Studio Art minor from Maryland. She had this to say about her experience in First-Year English: "My favorite part about being in English 102 was that I had to opportunity to learn about so many different and interesting topics from both mine and my classmates' research. In addition, Professor Hughes really put it a great deal of effort to have everyone get to know each other, so it was fun learning in a class where I could comfortably communicate with so many other students. This paper was especially helpful to me because I recently decided to start on the Pre-Med track at USC and learning more about the medical field really solidified those interests!"

Read Margaret's award-winning essay by downloading the file below.

File Margaret Haley: Best 102 Essay