2012-2013 Writing Prizes Announced


Feb 18, 2013

The Sweetland Center for Writing is pleased to announce the winners of the Sweetland Prize for Outstanding Writing Portfolio, the Matt Kelley Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing, and the Sweetland Prizes for Excellence in Upper Level Writing:

Sweetland Prize for Outstanding Writing Portfolio

From WRITING 100: Trishanya Raju, "trishanya.wordpress.com" (nominated by Paul Barron)

From WRITING 100, Grace Yan Sun, "gracesunwriting100.wordpress.com" (nominated by Simone Sessolo)

Matt Kelley Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing

From LHSP 125: Yardain Amron, "When the Silence Settles" (nominated by Tim Hedges)

From LHSP 125: Amelia Brown, "Ink" (nominated by Tim Hedges)

Sweetland Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (sciences)

From Earth 442: Molly Blakowski, "Wind-driven dust transport in the Transantarctic Mountains and Antarctic Dry Valleys" (nominated by Sarah Aciego)

From Earth 442: Carrie Glauner, "Identifying Channel Migration Directionality in the agricultural, low relief setting on the River Raisin" (nominated by Sarah Aciego)

Sweetland Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (social sciences)

From PolSci 411: Hayley Sakwa, "Fresh Food Financing Initiative: A Replicable Practice in Detroit?" (nominated by Joel Clark)

From AAS 495: William Benjamin Rogers, "Mines, Migration and the Confluence of Disease: The Story of South Africa" (nominated by Adam Ashforth)

Sweetland Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (humanities)

From Writing 300: Rachel Kalayjian, "To Find a Voice" (nominated by Lila Naydan)

From English 340: Sam Walker "Ezra Pound, Aura, and the Memory of Time-Past" (nominated by John Whittier-Ferguson)

A special thanks to Sweetland lecturers serving as the chairs of the Sweetland prize committee.