Date: April 15, 2010
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Annual PNC Writing Contest Winners Announced
WESTVILLE – The winners of the Purdue University North Central annual Student Writing Contest for the 2008-2009 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.
There will be a banquet to honor the winners on April 29, at 6 p.m. in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 114.
The winners are:
Personal Essay : first place – “The Super Bowl,” by Ethan Davis, Michigan City; second place – “Waiting,” by Tom Potter, Chesterton; third place – “Some Fought for Each Other,” by Mark Strudas, Chesterton.
English Composition Research Essay: first place - “Voluntuition,” by Thomas Kuehl, Valparaiso; second place - “The Great Debate: The Pros and Cons of Guns in the Classroom,” by Robert Braddy, Michigan City; third place – “Unsure of Uniforms: Are Assumed Effects Merely Hearsay?” by Jennifer Evan, Valparaiso; “A Study of Single-Gender Classrooms,” by Dan Fortney, Valparaiso.
Campus-Wide Research Essay: first place – “Alzheimer's Disease in Society: Research Efforts Investigate a Cure Through Immunotherapy,” by Jennifer Evan, Valparaiso; second place – “Aspartame in the Membrane,” by Lakiska Flippin, LaPorte.
Poetry: first place - “Blossom,” by Karen Thompson, Valparaiso; second place - “ Ad Infinitum,” by Karen Thompson, Valparaiso; third place - “Twilight's Last Burn,” by Amadeo Madrid, Michigan City.
Short Fiction: first place (tie) - “Crispix and Glasses,” by David Mak, Michigan City and “A Touch of Time,” by Deeb Browne, LaPorte; third place - "Roll Call,” by Jonathon Meyers, Michigan City.
Art Contest: first place – "My Home," by Cynthia de Santiago, LaPorte; second place - "Midsummer SunLight at the Dunes,” by Laura Gertzen, Portage.