Date: May 2, 2007
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Annual PNC Writing Contest Winners Announced
WESTVILLE – The winners of the Purdue University North Central
by Danielle Weinhold
annual Student Writing Contest for the 2006-2007 year have been announced by Robert Mellin, continuing lecturer of English and director of the writing contest. The winning entries are published in Portals, the annual PNC student literary journal.
The contest judging teams included faculty, staff as well as students. The winners are:
Personal Essay : first place – “Deadly Days,” by Vincent Emanuele, Chesterton; second place – “Take My Picture,” by Lindsay Keller, LaPorte; third place - “Life Afterlife,” by Jim Fox, Valparaiso.
English Composition Research Essay: first place - “Analyzing an Orthodontics Advertisement,” by Sara Watterson, LaPorte; second place - “Their Electronic Crying Pillow,” by Rachel Maxin, Chesterton.
Campus-Wide Research Essay: “The Forward Regression of Education,” by Karen Rochelle Zimmerman, Rolling Prairie; second place - “Herland and Patriarchal Society,” by Josephine M. Long, Westville; third place - “The Golden Age of Thought,” by Bradley Dimmit, Westville.
Poetry: first place - “A Pedestrian Theologian,” by Danielle Weinhold, Valparaiso; second place - “Bicker,” by Rachel Maxin, Chesterton; third place (tie) - “Unloved,” by Kelly Daubek, Valparaiso; “Niche,” by Kelly Daubek, Valparaiso; “Living with Me,” by Karen Rochelle Zimmerman, Rolling Prairie.
Short Fiction: first place - “Concrete Mary,” by Margaret M Lisle, Beverly Shores; “Road Calm,” by Danielle Weinhold, Valparaiso.
The John J. Pappas Literary Essay Award: first place - “The Boundaries of Beauty in Frankenstein,” by Mike Monroe, Westville; Honorable Mentions - “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Leading Transcendentalist,” by Felicia Fisher, Chesterton; “American Heritage vs. African Culture: Searching for Identity in Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Walker’s ‘Everyday Use,’” by Kelly Daubek, Valparaiso.
Art Contest: first places - “Friendly Species,” by Danielle Weinhold, Valparaiso and “Mahatma,” by Katie Schultz, Michigan City; Honorable Mentions - “Untitled,” by Ashlee Schuler, Lake Station and “Preservation,” by Danielle Weinhold, Valparaiso.