Students honored at Shapiro Writing Festival

May 16, 2014 | News, UToday, — Languages, Literature and Social Sciences
By Kevin Bucher

Students from all disciplines were honored last month at the Shapiro Celebration.

The Shapiro II Annual Writing Contest is for students who submit an essay written for an English class.

There were 12 categories in the Shapiro II Writing Contest; these included professional technical writing, composition I: non-research, composition I: research, poetry and honors thesis.

There were 47 student winners in the Shapiro II Annual Writing Contest. Top winners received cash prizes ranging from $200 to $350. They were:

Professional Technical Writing
• Logan Alexander
• Megan Groves

Composition I Non-Research

• Anna L. Crisp
• Abigail Sullivan

Composition II Research
• Erica Cape
• Samuel Rugg

Composition I Common Read Research
• Mary Schwab
• James Bowser

Undergraduate English as a Second Language
• Eveliina Hartus
• Eduardo Rodriguez

• Mark Ramirez


• Blair Donahue

2000-level Undergraduate Literature
• Hala Abou-Dahech
• Andrea Tsatalis

3000- to 4000-level Undergraduate Literature
• LeVelle Ridley

2000- to 4000-level Writing

• Julie Stephenson
• Aaron Shumaker

Honors Thesis
• Emily Gardner

“We in the English Department take the teaching of writing and the accomplishments of our students at all levels very seriously,” said Dr. Russ Reising, UT professor of English. “We dedicate ourselves to their improvement, and we are all very proud of this year’s prize winners, as we are of all our hard-working students.”

The writing contests and the Shapiro Writing Festival are made possible by an endowment from Dr. Edward Shapiro, UT professor emeritus of economics.

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