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. 

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. The winner of the contest is honored at the annual Honors Convocation.

Congratulations to our recent winners!

 

DOROTHY MANIER AWARD WINNERS Fall 2013

Lauren Zyber
“Beneath the Veil of Love: From Puritan Theology to Action”
HIST 201W
Professor Bill Svelmoe
Professor Ted Billy
Alizabeth Ogdahl
"The Many Kinds of Induction"
ENLT 109W
Professor Melissa Dinsman

Dorothy Manier HONORABLE MENTIONS Fall 2013
Maureen Daday
"The Rhythm of Life"
PHIL 110W
Professor Patti Sayre
Madison Rose Sendzik
"Accept the Unaccepted"
POSC 151W
Professor Amy Cavender
Jenna Wozniak
"Choosing One's Identity Despite Racial Stereotypes"
ENLT 109W
Professor Ann Marie Alfonso-Forero

 

DOROTHY MANIER AWARD WINNERS Spring 2014

Miranda Reed
for her Speech Manuscript,
"Limiting Drone Usage in the U.S. Military"
COMM 103W
Prof. Susan Baxter
- and -
Margaret Mary Underwood,
for her essay,
"The Battle of Opinions on Morality,"
PHIL 110W
Prof. Patti Sayre.

 

SISTER FRANZITA KANE ESSAY COMPETITION 2013-2014

Literature Category:
Elise DeSomer for her essay,
"The Nature of Nature Entwined with Victor's Mind",
written in ENLT 109W for Prof. Ted Billy

Honorable Mentions in Literature:
Lexi DeCeanne for her essay,
"Devil in Disguise",
written in ENLT 373 Prof. Tom Bonnell
- and -
Katie Slisz for her essay,
"The Molten Thread of Motherness",
written in ENLT 109W for Prof. Eva Hooker

Peace and Justice Category:
Grace Urankar for her essay,
"Understanding the CDF Investigation of the LCWR",
written in RLST 476 for Prof. Phyllis Kaminski

Open Category:
Kathryn Haemmerle for her essay,
"Dime, Hija",
written in ENWR 315 for Prof. Frances Hwang
   -  and -
Kelly Konya for her essay,
"When We Are Called to Sadness" written in ENWR 390 for Prof. Dionne Bremyer