WRD Student Writing Awards
Student work in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies has a real impact beyond the classroom. In WRD, we value students' abilities to engage in many kinds of research and their willingness to address complex issues. Students in WRD courses often use many kinds of media to create their texts: print, video, audio, in addition to other formats.
Each year, we award excellent student work in our classes at an awards ceremony in April. Individually and team-produced written, visual, audio, and multimedia work by WRD students at all levels is eligible for entry into the contest during the calendar year in which it was produced. To enter the WRD Excellence in Composition Contest, click here.
Essays and written texts
First place: Melville Hall, "Warring with Evil: How the Romanticism of War Others the Opposing Side"
Second place: Natalie Watkins, "The Second Coming"
Megan Marcum, "The Force"
Connor Robbs, "The 'Fight for $15' Escalates"
Darianne Young, "Unity beyond Colored Lines: Race Relations and Parallelism in America"
Click on the links to visit/view these award-winning digital projects.
First place: (tie)
Second place: (tie)
All award-winners are published in the Engaged Citizen, an annually published book used in all WRD 110 and 111 classes.