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.
Hannah Cantrell of Newport, North earned first place honors with her work entitled "The #8 Most Endangered River in America: The Neuse River." Second place went to Colleen Estes of Cary, North Carolina for "Could Breakfast be the Cure for the Rising Obesity Epidemic?" And "Family Farms to Corporate Organizations: Changing the Face of Eastern North Carolina Agriculture" written by Jessica Heath of Greenville, North Carolina took third place.
Also deserving recognition are the instructors of the English 1200 sections that produced the winners. Cantrell and Estes were in Chandra Cerutti's English 1200 class. Heath'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, Mr. Joseph Campbell, English Department Lecturer, and Mr. Erik Estep, Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian for the North Carolina Collection in Joyner Library.
Pictured above from left to right are second place winner, Colleen Estes, Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, third place winner, Jessica Heath, and first place winner, Hannah Cantrell.