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Writing Awards

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017-2018 MCC Writing Awards



Beverly Blevins Developmental Writing Award

Beverly Blevins taught developmental writing at MCC and was a dedicated teacher who was very committed to her students. Her life and career at MCC were cut short by cancer, and this award is given in her memory.

Personal Essay

1st Place: Teasheona Moore
“My Apartment is on Fire"
2nd Place: Jhonny Escandell
“Educational Journey from a Place of Need All the Way to America; Where Both Cultures Have Shaped the Writer I Am and Want to Be.”
3rd Place: Youlanda Shearer

Reader-Response Essay

1st Place: Jennifer Hawkins
“Mental Illness and Substance Abuse”
2nd Place: Aysha Gaines
“The Battle between the Two Mindsets”

Anna Bradley Writing Award

Anna Bradley enjoyed a long, successful career at MCC and retired as one of the most respected faculty members ever to teach at the college. This award is presented in her honor.


1st Place: Starr Payne
“The Day I Met You”
2nd Place: Rebekah Adams
“Transformation of Life and Death”
3rd Place: Ian Brazier
“The Empty Seat”

Research/Critical Essay

1st Place: Ryland Lambert
“What are Identity Politics?”
2nd Place: Nicolas Brandes
“Destroying Utopia”
3rd Place: Hue Thi-Kim Mai
“Why do so Many Vietnamese Americans Work in Nail Salons in the U.S.?”

Short Fiction

1st Place: Jaqueline Cervantes

Bommarito Family Outstanding Student Award

The winner of this award has exhibited such strengths as positive spirit and attitude, strong work ethic, helpfulness to others, creative facility of self-expression and writing skill, contributions to an outstanding classroom environment, and ability to more than meet life’s challenges. These qualities were exemplified in beloved MCC teacher, poet, and artist, Joseph Bommarito , in whose name this honor is awarded.

Bommarito Family Outstanding Student Award

Yvonne Morrow

October 7, 2019
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