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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.

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In 2018, we honored excellence in student writing in ESL classes for the first time! 

 

Spectrum Award Ceremony Awardees Spectrum Award Awardees
Writers' Workshop Spectrum Awards

2018 Spectrum Awards for Excellence in Student Writing

  • Expository Essay: Oleg Bondarenko, “Firing Back”
  • Research Essay: Emily Wick, “Pesticides and Wildlife: The Effects of Pesticides on Insects and Animals”
  • Literature Essay: Rachel Boden, “William Butler Yeats: The Modern Romantic”
  • Business Writing: Stacy Lee, “Memo: Diversity and Inclusion of Transgender Individuals in the Workplace”
  • Outstanding English Major: Andrew Larson
  • Outstanding Creative Writing Major: Rebekah Staton
  • Outstanding ESL Writer: Mohamad Moshrefi
  • Outstanding Multilingual Writer: Javiera Castro
  • Spectrum Outstanding Essay Award: Oleg Bondarenko

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

The League for Innovation Student Literary Competition: Local Winners

  • FictionAshley Cheak, “Afterthought”
  • Poetry: Dante Van Loveran-Haponek, “The Girl Who Stays Quiet”

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: Brittany Warren, “Forsaken Dream”
  • High School Category: Emma Wang, “The Quill”
  • Middle School Category: Kiah Kapoor, “Waiting”
  • Elementary School CategoryAnnelise Sikora, “Full House”

For more information on the Paul Laurence Dunbar Memorial Poetry Award, contact Deborah Strehle, Director.  deborah.strehle@sinclair.edu

Gary Mitchner Prize for Formal Poetry

  • Karissa Hammond, “Sonnet of the Czar”

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

Deanna Pickard Prize

  • Dante Van Loveran-Haponek, “The Girl Who Stays Quiet”

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