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.
Meghan Potemra, of Poolesville, Maryland, earned first place honors with her work entitled, “Textbook Prices: What is the Best Solution?” Second place went to Emily Carter of Wilmington, North Carolina for, “A Look at the Growing Need for Nontraditional Adoption.” “The Evolved Meaning of Individuality,” written by Lonny Langston of Selma, North Carolina, took third place. Honorable mention recognition was awarded to Hannah Winslow of Hertford, North Carolina for, “While Life Plays Tricks on the Heart.”
Also deserving recognition are the instructors of the English 1200 sections that produced the winners. Potemra was in Nicole Nolan’s English 1200 class. Carter was in Rodney Dotson's class, and Langston was in a class taught by David Wilson-Okamura. Winslow was in Mary Carroll-Hackett's class.
Judges for the competition were Dr. Michele T. Sharp, 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 Mrs. Nancy P. Shires, Associate Professor in the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection of Joyner Library.
Pictured above, from left to right: President of the Friends of Joyner Library, Mrs. Jewelle Rogers;
third-place winner Lonny Langston;
second-place winner Emily Carter;
first-place winner Meghan Potemra;
honorable mention Hannah Winslow;
and Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, dean of theThomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and for whom the award is named.
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