Spectrum Awards

Each year, the English Department honors excellence in student writing through the Spectrum Awards. Essays from ENG 1101, 1201, 1131 as well as essays from our creative writing courses are nominated for awards. As part of the Spectrum Awards Ceremony, we also honor awardees from the League for Innovation Student Writing Contest and the Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest.

Congratulations!

2017 Spectrum Awards for Excellence in Student Writing

Expository Essay: Ellen Tang, “Bones”
Research Essay: Lisa Turner, “Positive Effect of ACA on U.S. Healthcare”
Literature Essay: Karissa Hammond, “Mouse in Shining Armor”
Business Writing: Eugenia Williams, “Gigi’s Early Learning Academy”
Legacy Award for an English Major: Elizabeth Bowen

For more information on the Spectrum Awards, contact Caroline Reynolds, Director. caroline.reynolds@sinclair.edu

The League for Innovation Student Literary Competition: Local Winners

Fiction: Amanda Akers, “Star Eater”
Non-Fiction: Mary Ellen Bagen, “I’ll Never Forget Aunt Marty’s Wedding”
Poetry: Kendra Healy, “persephone”

For more information on the local League for Innovation Student Literary Competition, contact Tim Waggoner, Director. tim.waggoner@sinclair.edu

Paul Laurence Dunbar Memorial Poetry Award--2017

Adult Category: Elizabeth Bowen, “Ode to the Painter”
High School Category: Kyra Perone, “I Love You”
Middle School Category: Camryn P. Gleason, “Small Town Ohio”

For more information on the Paul Laurence Dunbar Memorial Poetry Award, contact the Sinclair English Department at 937-512-3078

Gary Mitchner Prize for Formal Poetry

Gwen Ashby, “Fat Girl in My Head”
Elizabeth Ross, “A Light on the Lamb”

For more information on the Gary Mitchner Prize for Formal Poetry, contact the Sinclair English Department at 937-512-3078

Deanna Pickard Prize

Cori Lohstroh, “Valediction for Terra/Butterflies”
Yasel Rosado, “Untitled (Words Don’t Flow Fluidly)”
Elizabeth Ross, “Unmanned Plow”

For more information on the Deanna Pickard Prize, contact contact Caroline Reynolds, Director. caroline.reynolds@sinclair.edu

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