The W. Keats Sparrow English 1200 award recognizes excellence in research and writing by students in East Carolina University's English 1200 composition classes. The award is sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library and is named in honor of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Amanda Johnson received first place recognition for her paper, "Life in Southern Mill Villages, 1900s. ""Letter to Soldier" earned Kim Menard second place honors, while Sarah Jones took third place for her paper, "Training the Parent for Sport. "Honorable mention recognition was awarded to Nikki Roberts for "Railroads in Hamlet," and to Leonard John Lanier for two essays: "Did They Die With Their Boots On?" and "German-Latin American Internment? What it Means For Us Today."
Also deserving recognition are the instructors of the ENGL 1200 sections that produced the winners. Amanda was in Stephanie West-Puckett's ENGL 1200 class. Kim was in Corinee Guy's class, while Sarah and Nikki were in a section taught by Wendy Sharer. Leonard was in Mary Carroll-Hackett's class.Judges for the competition were Dr. Richard C. Taylor, Associate Professor of English and Director of the First-Year Writing Program; Dr. Wendy Sharer, Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the First-Year Writing Program, and Susan Gardner, Assistant Professor and Instruction Librarian, Joyner Library.