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 Emeritus of English and Former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Angie Eakin of Billings, Montana earned first place honors with her work entitled, "Roughage can be Smooth: Could Fiber Fortification be the Answer the U.S. is Looking For?" Second place went to Korie Amberger of Kinston, North Carolina for "B.S. in Debt." "Maime Garner's Bonnet: Fashioning a Life in Rural NC in the 1950s" written by Lauren Griffin of Woodbridge, Virginia took third place.
Also deserving recognition are the instructors of the English 1200 sections that produced the winners. Eakin and Amberger were in Chandra Cerutti's English 1200 class. Griffin's instructor was Grace Horne.
Judges for the competition were Dr. Wendy Sharer, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the First Year Writing Program, Dr. Clancy Ratliff, Assistant Professor of English and Mr. Mark Sanders, Assistant Professor and Interim Head of Reference for Joyner Library.
Pictured above from left to right are Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, first place winner, Angie Eakin and second place winner Korie Amberger. Not pictured: third place winner Lauren Griffin.