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16 Receive 2018 MCC Student Writing Awards

04/30/2019

Mott Community College honored 16 students with the 2018 Annual Student Writing Awards at a ceremony April 18 at the annual Writing Awards ceremony. The 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 2019 award recipients are:
Beverly Blevins Personal Essay Developmental Writing Award
First Place was awarded to Teasheona Moore, of Flint, for the essay “My Apartment is on Fire”
Second Place was awarded to Jhonny Escandell, of Flint, for the essay “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”
Third Place was awarded to Youlanda Shearer, of Flint, for the essay “Self-Motivation”

Beverly Blevins Reader Response Essay Developmental Writing Award
First Place was awarded to Jennifer Hawkins, of Flint, for the essay “Mental Illness and Substance Abuse”
Second Place was awarded to Aysha Gaines, of Flint, for the essay “The Battle Between the Two Mindsets”

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.

Anna Bradley Short Fiction Essay
First Place was awarded to Jaqueline Cervantes, of Imlay City, for the piece “Illuminate”

Anna Bradley Non-Fiction Essay
First Place was awarded to Starr Payne, of Clio, for the piece “The Day I Met You”
Second Place was awarded to Rebekah Adams, of Ortonville, for the piece “Transformation of Life and Death”
Third Place was awarded to Ian Brazier, of Flushing, for the piece “The Empty Seat”

Anna Bradley Research or Critical essay
First Place was awarded to Ryland Lambert, of Grand Blanc, for the piece “What are Identity Politics?”
Second Place was awarded to Nicolas Brandes, of Davison, for the piece “Destroying Utopia”
Third Place was awarded to Hue Thi-Kim Mai, of Fenton, for the piece “Why do so Many Vietnamese Americans Work in Nail Salons in the U.S.?”

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.

The Bommarito Family Award was awarded to Yvonne Morrow, 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.

Mott Eats Writing Awards
Best Food Memoir was awarded to Rachel Pintacura, of Flint, for the piece “Grandma’s House”
First Runner up was awarded to Courtney Morales, of Holly, for the piece “My Christmas (almost) Without Dinner”
Second Runner up was awarded to Adrianna Martinez, of Flint, for the piece “Sweet Summer Barbecue”

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.


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