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.
Hannia C. Bejarano Rios, of Winterville, NC, earned first place honors with her work entitled, "Reasoning Behind Moderate Patriotism." Second place went to Jessica L. Eure of Corapeake, NC for "Pediatric Neurologist: An undying commitment to enhance a child's quality of life." "Anterior Cruciate Ligament" written by Gretchen Corin Luttmer of Wilmington, NC, took third place. Honorable mention recognition was awarded to Louis Erazo of Bridgewater, New Jersey for "Stopping a Legal Killer: Youth Smoking and Prevention,” and Emily Anne Woodrum, of Angier, NC, for "The Harry Potter Controversy."
Also deserving recognition are the instructors of the English 1200 sections that produced the winners. Rios was in Nicole Nolan's English 1200 class. Eure and Erazo were in Lynn Whichard's class, and Luttmer was in a class taught by Rodney Dotson. Woodrum was in Timm 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 Mr. Joseph Thomas, Assistant Professor and Instruction/Reference Librarian for Joyner Library.
Pictured above, from left to right: Honorable Mention winners Louis Erazo and Emily Ann Woodrum, first-place winner Hannia C. Bejarano Rios, third-place winner Gretchen Corin Luttmer, and John Lawrence, Associate Director of Joyner Library.