Hill, Bollan Win 2019 Freshmen Writing Awards

Freshman Writing Award winners with their professors and President Stroble
President Beth Stroble, Kelly-Kate Pease, award winners Sarah Hill and Jai Bollan, and Kate Parsons at the 14th annual ceremony and luncheon


The 14th Annual Freshman Writing Award Ceremony and Luncheon took place on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Sunnen Lounge. The Freshman Writing Award is sponsored by the Academic Resource Center and celebrates academic excellence in writing.

This year’s First Place winner was Sarah Hill for her essay, "U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact and The Blame Game” for Kelly-Kate Pease, professor in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations in Webster's College of Arts & Sciences. Hill won a $125 educational grant to be used for academic purposes.

The Creative Writing Award winner was Jai Bollan for his essay, "The Validity of My Humanity" for Kate Parsons, professor in the Philosophy Department in the College of Arts & Sciences. Bollan won a $75 educational grant.

In her remarks congratulating the winners, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble highlighted the importance of writing in our academic and personal lives. The judging committee was comprised of faculty, staff, and students.

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