April 20, 2004
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Annual PNC Writing Contest Winners Announced
WESTVILLE Thirteen Purdue University North Central
students were named winners in the annual Student Writing
Contest for the 2003-2004 year, announced Sharon Koelm, continuing
lecturer of English composition and director of the writing
contest. Their winning entries will be published in Portals,
the annual PNC student literary journal.
The judging teams for the eight contest categories included
faculty members who teach English and writing as well as students.
The winners are:
English Composition - Non-Research Paper:
first place Belinda Wheeler, Shelby: This is
one game I will sit out; second place Eric Westforth,
Valparaiso: Going to California; third place
Tonya M. Rogers, Michigan City: Didja Learn Anything?
Research Paper: first place - Erica
M. Maar, Valparaiso: The Voice Of America: For Sale
To The Highest Bidder: A Look at Individual and Corporate
Wealth in the American Political System; second place
- Eric Westforth, Valparaiso: The Challenge of Prison
Health Care; third place - Brenda Green Darrol, Valparaiso:
The Etiology of Genocide: Cautions for the Future.
Personal Essay: first place - Carol
Wilson, Valparaiso: My Mothers Lover; second
place (tie) - Katie Anderson, Valparaiso: The Creation
of a World-Creator; Kenneth Bernard, Michigan City:
The Room behind the Glass Wall.
Poetry: first place - Katie Anderson,
Valparaiso: Isle of Spring; second place - Cassandra
Zurawski, LaPorte: Men; third place - John Minor,
Portage: The Dance.
Short Fiction: first place - Cassandra
Zurawski, LaPorte: Smoke; second place - Cassandra
Zurawski, LaPorte: The Willow; third place - Sue
Antoszewski, Westville: Address Unknown.
The John J. Pappas Literary Essay Award:
first place - Terri Bartels, Michigan City: The House
on Mango Street: Esperanza Corderos Search for Womanhood
within a Patriarchal Social System; honorable mention
- Angela M. Clark, Valparaiso: An Unfolding of Sylvia
Plaths Tulips; honorable mention
- Cassandra Zurawski, LaPorte: Morals without Instruction:
The Downfall of Charlotte Temple.