Winners of the PRISM 2012 Contest

Freshman/Sophomore Essay  

  • First Place: Jackie Anger, “Analysis of Two Visual Texts”
  • Second Place: Jacob Brown, “My Grandfather’s Rifle”

Freshman/Sophomore Research Paper (The Mary Kilgallen Award)  

  • First Place: Jonathan Kelly, “Clearing the Air”
  • Second Place: Cody Haines, “What’s Draining Us”
  • Honorable Mention: Bethany Patterson, “Taking the Time to Grow Up”
  • Honorable Mention: James Young, “Give Me Freedom Or Give Me Death

Junior/Senior Essay  

  • First Place: Zachary Morway, “Entropy”
  • Second Place: Tabitha London, “Imagery: Descriptive Use by Robert Frost and Ezra Pound”
  • Honorable Mention: Mary Harris, “Writing History”
  • Honorable Mention: Eric Blanchard, “Nature’s Stage”

Junior/Senior Research paper  

  • First Place: Tabitha London, “An Inquiry into Euphemistic Expression: Form, Function, and Use”


  • First  Place: Jackie Anger, “Medicine Bag”
  • Second Place (tie): Courtney Timmerman, “The Forgotten Child”
  • Second Place (tie): Anne Young, “Barefoot Epiphany”


  • First Place: Derek Brouwer, “Pike”
  • Honorable Mention: Rebecca Wildschut, “Ink Calder”
  • Honorable Mention: Derek Brouwer, “Falling”
  • Honorable Mention: Heather Wauldron, “All Stars”
  • Honorable Mention: Shelbye Herbin, Portrait (untitled)


  • First Place: Jonathan Kelly, “Swing”
  • Second Place: Cameron Boswell, “Ease and Slide”
  • Honorable Mention: Zachary Morway, “Biohazard”


Winners will be honored at the College of Arts & Sciences Student Recognition Event on Friday, April 27th.