Writing Awards

More details about specific submission requirements is made available on the homepage prior to each semester's due dates. 

The Dorothy Manier Essay Contest. This contest, which takes place at the end of each semester, is open to all current Writing Proficiency Program students. The winner of the contest is honored at the annual Honors Convocation. 

Sr. Franzita Kane Essay Contest. Open to all Saint Mary's students, this annual contest honors an outstanding piece of writing from any class throughout the year. 

Congratulations to our recent winners!

Dorothy Manier Contest: Fall 2012

Rachel Copley, “The Palette”
ENLT 109W
Professor Ann Marie Alfonso-Forero

Maggie Kane, “Blood Is Thicker Than Water: Loyalty, Vengeance, and Family within Genesis 34”
RLST 101W: Encountering World Religions
Professor Anita Houck


Dorothy Manier Contest: Spring 2013

Claire Beecker, “Vivie and the World: A Problem Play”
ENLT 203W
Professor Chris Cobb


Theresa Kinney, “The Unintentional Prophet: Understanding the Story of Jonah”
RLST 101W
Professor Anita Houck


Sister Franzita Kane Contest 2012-2013

Literature Category
Kate Henning, “Swift and Feminism: An Unexpected Match”
ENLT The 18th Century
Professor Thomas Bonnell

Peace and Justice Category
Haley Koth, “Serving Senior Citizens: Combining Eschatology and Understanding to Create a Compassionate Ministry”
RLST 476: Theology of Ministry I
Professor Phyllis Kaminski

Open Category
Jennifer Vosters, “The Language of Origin”
HUST 103: Lives and Times
Professor Laura Ambrose