Carnegie Mellon University

2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards

Honorable Mentions

High School Prose

Katherine Davenport
Shady Side Academy

Cherisse Tompkins, "Eskimo Box Days"
Winchester Thurston

Emma Steckline, "Just Because"

High School Poetry

Ruthanne Pilarski, "Compliment"

Becca Stanton, "Route 28"

Katerria Weldon, "Black Lives with Corrupted Minds"
Taylor Allderdice High School

College Prose

Uduak Obong-Eren, "The Truth from my Chair"
Carnegie Mellon- Silicon Valley

Julianne Mercer, "Mixed Girl Problems"
University of Pittsburgh

College Poetry

Kyle A. Burnett, "The 'Dirty' Mirror"
University of Pittsburgh

Theresa Abalos, "Birthright"
Carnegie Mellon

Pragna Mannam, "Engineering 101"
Carnegie Mellon