The 2012 Student Writing Award Winners
Each year the Adamson Student Writing Awards are presented for student excellence in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting and writing for academic journals. The awards are given in honor of Pauline B. Adamson at the bequest of her husband, the late Clarence H. Adamson, as a testimonial to their marriage and her interest in the English Language and American Literature. Winners are selected by off-campus writers and the awards are presented at a formal event in the spring. Below are the winners of the 2012 Adamson Student Writing Awards:
First Place: Coleman Lamb, "The Lesbian Wedding"
Second Place: Matthew Mastricova, "Heart Swells, Pacific Daylight Time"
Third Place: Samantha Frank, "My Mother's Arms"
Honorable Mention: Jack Homer, Ahmed Osman
First Place: Ila Foley, "A Family Disease"
Second Place: Aaron Jentzen, "From San Antonio to Scotland, Silver Thistle Goes for the Gold"
Third Place: Sam Frank, "The Empathy of Embers"
Honorable Mention: Aurelia Henderson, Yulin Kuang, Magdalen Silberman, Kristen Swanson
First Place: Ines Pujos
Second Place: Madeleine Barnes
Third Place: Sara Keats
Honorable Mention: Sam Frank, Brian Sherwin
First Place: Coleman Lamb, "The Will"
Second Place: Elias Diamond, "A Trial"
Third Place: Magdalen Silberman, "Partners"
Honorable Mention: Yulin Kuang
Writing for Academic Journals (Graduate Students)
First Place: Heather Steffen, "A Job that Gets Old Fast: Age Studies, Academic Labor Criticism, and The Graduate Employee"
Second Place: Juliann Reineke, "Crossing Boundaries, The Railway in Wilkie Collins The Woman in White"
Third Place: Erin Kathleen Mulhern, "Re-examining the Lorax and Cultural Conceptions of Evil"
Writing for Academic Journals (Undergraduate)
First Place: Caroline Roper, "Case Study of the Discovery of Quasicrystals: Rhetorical Strategies Used in a Paradigm Shift"
Second Place: Brian Sherwin, "A Homemade Intertextuality: George Oppen's 'Negative Capability'"
Third Place: J Young, "Speaking Truthiness To Power, The Success Story of the Daily Show and The Colbert Report"
Academy of American Poets
First Place: Andre Price
Honorable Mention: Elias Diamond, Yulin Kuang
CMU Press Prize
First Place (Poetry): Nina Mohan
First Place (Fiction): Magdalen Silberman
Honorable Mention (Poetry): Marisa Hughes
Donna Grear Memorial Award
Edythe and Leon Nagin Honors Thesis Award (Awarded for the best creative writing undergraduate honors thesis)
Hilary Masters Prize for Literary Nonfiction/Personal Essay