Superlative Students Honored at Awards Day
Each year the English Department recognizes outstanding undergraduate work with multiple awards in a range of categories. Awards were given out to the students below at the University’s Awards Day on April 18, 2019 on the Horseshoe.
-Among our seniors, Rebecca Steptoe won the Cary K. Smith, Jr. Award, as well as the Honors John K. Hoey Endowment Award.
-Allie Anderson-Horecny won the Merrill G. Christophersen Award.
-Riley Farmer, John Huylu, John Queen, and Daania Shakir received the Distinguished Senior Award.
-For the juniors, Brandezia Hutchinson, Megan Knight, and William Stover received a N. G. Belser Scholarship.
-Hansel Haase won the Peter Mackey Scholarship Award.
-Nellie Hildebrandt and Harrison Otto won a Polston Scholarship Award.
-Elizabeth Schell is the first ever recipient of the Heide Hilburn Memorial Award. This scholarship is awarded for two years to a student in the Secondary Education track.
-Recipients of the Distinguished Juniors Award were Sarah Ammons, Lyndsey Ebener, Makayla Hansen, and Michaela Reilly.
-For the sophomores, Madeline Hoverkamp and Sydney Read won a George Walker Waring Award.
-Among the winners of the department writing contests, Grace Riley received the J.S Reynolds Essay Award for “Buchi Emecheta’s Construction of the African Women Feminist Identity.”
-Victoria Krivo’s “Euthanasia” won the Havilah Babcock Poetry Award.
-Nellie Hildebrandt won the Havilah Babcock Short Story Award for “Manual Labor.”
-Haley Kellner received the Heide Hilburn Poetry Award.
The department celebrates these students’ achievements and wishes them a wonderful summer!