Winners of the 2017 Writing Contest
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Winners of the 2017 Writing Contest

The winners of the 2017 writing contest have been announced and can be viewed below. Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to the winners. 

Joseph Doyle Prize for Best Personal Essay Written in an Introductory Class

First Place:         Danielle Bedney
Second Place:   Kelsey Ortiz
Third Place:        Alexa Monique Morales

Joseph Doyle Prize for Best Critical Essay Written in an Introductory Class

First Place:         J. Alex Michel
Second Place:   Sophia Barlotta
Third Place:        Michelle Mor
Honorable Mention:   Faith Opawoye

Melvin Goldstein Awards for Papers Using Interdisciplinary Approaches

First Place:         RJ LaRussa
Second Place:   Madeline McGrail
Third Place:        Livia McHugh
Honorable Mentions: Estelleta Hackshaw, Lydia Farmer

Phyllis B. Abrams Awards in the Personal Essay

First Place:         Alexandra L. Naranjo
Second Place:   Loren Milledge
Third Place:        Cailey Whiteside

Joseph Doyle Prize for Critical Essays on American Literature

First Place:         Jonathan Acampora
Second Place:   Livia McHugh
Third Place:        Cheylin Thomas

Phyllis B. Abrahms Awards in Fiction

First Place:         Livia McHugh
Second Place:   Anjum Choudhury
Third Place:        Brittney McCartney

Phyllis B. Abrahms Awards in Drama

First Place:         Madeline McGrail
Second Place:   Sam Seleznow
Third Place:        Brittney McCartney

Phyllis B. Abrams Awards for Critical Essays on Literature Other than American Literature

First Place:         Christopher J. Becker
Second Place:   Jonathan Acampora
Third Place:        Jillian Frankel
Honorable Mention:   Dominique Waite

Phyllis B. Abrahms Awards in Poetry

First Place (tie): Cailey Whiteside and Kelia Ingraham
Second Place:   Alexa Monique Morales
Third Place:        Taylor Emerson
Honorable Mentions: Dennis Biddy, Elizabeth Collins

Minerva Nieditz Awards for Metaphysical Poetry

First Place:         Christopher J. Becker
Second Place:   Alix Rettig
Third Place:        Cailey Whiteside