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14 To Receive 2018 MCC Student Writing Awards

04/17/2018

At the Writing Table, c. 1790 (painting at the National Gallery of Art)
At the Writing Table, c. 1790 (painting at the National Gallery of Art)

Mott Community College will honor 14 students with the 2018 Annual Student Writing Awards at a ceremony April 19 at 3 p.m. in the Mott College Library. The Writing Awards are presented each year by the faculty of the English Department in the Humanities Division at the College.

Awards are given in six categories. The 2018 award recipients are:
Beverly Blevins Personal Essay Developmental Writing Award
First Place was awarded to Destne Porter, of Flint, for her piece “Close Friends Come to an End”
Second Place was awarded to Savanna Long, of Clarkston, for her piece “An Extraordinary Trip”

Beverly Blevins Reader Response Essay Developmental Writing Award
First Place was awarded to Bethanie Rodgers, of Flint, for her piece “The Rose”
Second Place was awarded to Pamela Risinger, of Flint, for her piece “Formal Education”

The Beverly Blevins Award for developmental writing students is given to winners of an annual student essay contest. Students in ACLT 074, ACLT 075, and ENGL 099 courses are eligible to receive these awards. A prize of $100 is awarded to first place winners; second place winners receive a prize of $60.

Sharon Naughton Poetry Award
First Place was awarded to Kimberly Glazier, of Davison, for her piece “Dead Girl’s Best Friend”
Second Place was awarded to Jacqueline Gallant, of Fenton, for her piece “Open Fields, Where Silence Was Golden”
Third Place was awarded to April Gonser, of Lapeer, for her piece “Gray Dirt, Actions Speak,
Heart Tethers”

The Sharon Naughton Poetry Award is given to a student who excels in writing poems. A prize of $100 is awarded to first place winners, $60 for second place and $40 for third place
winners.

Anna Bradley Short Fiction Essay
First Place was awarded to Coner Segren of Burton, for his piece “Night in Gethsemane”

Anna Bradley Non-Fiction Essay
First Place was awarded to Kimberly Coombs, of Millington, for her piece “Reflection in the Rain Drenched Window”
Second Place was awarded to Alex LaSalle, of Lapeer, for her piece “Doors to Hell”
Third Place was awarded to Danielle Smith, of Lapeer, for her piece “Foster Child”

Anna Bradley Research or Critical essay
First Place was awarded to Briana Hartwig, of Metamora, for her piece “To Spray or not to Spray”
Second Place was awarded to Matthew Carpenter, of Burton, “Virtual Reality: A Newfound Treatment for PTSD”
Third Place was awarded to Briana Hartwig, of Metamora, for her piece “Worse Than You Think”

The Anna Bradley Writing Award is given to winners of an annual student essay contest, open to all students for pieces in the fiction, non-fiction essay and research or critical essay categories. A prize of $100 is awarded to first place winners; second place winners receive a prize of $60 and third place winners receive a $40 prize.

The Bommarito Family Award was awarded to Mitzy Johnson, of Flint.

The Bommarito Award is given to a student in the developmental writing program who mirrors the qualities exemplified by former MCC English professor, Joseph Bommarito, who died in 2003. The winner of this award must exhibit 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. The Bommarito Award winner receives a $200 cash award and a certificate.

All first place award winners will have their names placed on a plaque in the Humanities Division office. Runners-up are given certificates of achievement.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

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