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.
Megan Williams, of Wilmington, NC, earned first place honors with her work entitled, "Violins over Violence: Mentoring At-Risk Youth with Music Education." Second place went to Caroline Brown of Winterville, NC for "The Sanborn Map of Winterville: Evidence of the Cox Family's Influence." "Primary Care Physician" written by Heather Gray of Buxton, NC, took third place.
Also deserving recognition are the instructors of the English 1200 sections that produced the winners. Williams was in Lynn Whichard's English 1200 class. Brown was in Dax Jennings's class, and Gray's instructor was Chandra Cerutti.
Judges for the competition were Dr. Jan Tovey, associate professor of English and director of Composition, Dr. Wendy Sharer, assistant professor of English and associate director of the First-Year Writing Program, and Mr. Joseph Thomas, Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian for Joyner Library.
Pictured above left to right are third place winner Heather Gray, Megan Williams, first place winner, Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, and second place winner Caroline Brown.