2016-2017 First-Year English Writing Award Winners
First-Year English is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016-2017 Writing Awards!
This year's winner of best Multimodal Project is Stephanie Noyola for her video clip "Unguided." Stephanie, a Studio Art major, had this to say about her First-Year English experience: "I found myself in an environment of deeper understanding of the world around us, and insightful lessons that show exactly how writing showcases issues that are not always easily understood. I found myself with an instructor that was open-minded and understanding of many topics, and therefore felt able to put in my best effort towards my goal. Due to being of Mexican descent, I felt the topic of multiracial children a very personal concern of mine that needed to be discussed. With society evolving to better its treatment of others, I want others to understand the potential future of kids in the country."
This year's winner of best English 101 essay is Lydia Gross for her 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."
This year's winner of best English 102 essay 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!"