Winners of the Anderson and Yohimori awards recently were announced.
The Anderson Award is for the Best Essay in First-Year Writing at MSU and was established in honor of Professor David D. Anderson’s lifelong commitment to education and excellence as a teacher in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. Each first-place winner receives a $200 scholarship and recognition at the annual College of Arts & Letters spring convocation.
The Yoshimori Award is named in honor of Dorothy Yoshimori, a former MSU graduate student who did outstanding work in American cultural studies. This annual award is given to an undergraduate student whose multi-modal work in a first-year writing class has been superior. The winning entry also must be about American culture, loosely defined. Each first-place winner receives a $200 award.
Anderson Award Winners
- Fall 2019 co-winners
- Blayre Bray, Criminal Justice sophomore, A Second Shot
- Mohamed Khashafa, International Studies / Law, Justice, and Public Policy junior, A Wounded Eagle
- Spring 2020 winner
- Flower Akaliza, Computer Science and Math sophomore, The Big Chop
- Anderson Award (Fall 2019)
- Anna Reaume, Business sophomore, Unexpected Betrayal
- Erica Holt, Nutritional Sciences sophomore, I Had to Learn How to Learn
- Anderson Award (Spring 2020)
- Jax Plumert, Civil Engineering sophomore, Printing the Future
Yoshimori Award Winner
- Paige Mccallum, Journalism sophomore, Being Biracial
- Yoshimori Award
- Hunter Sharp, Zoology sophomore, Medical Advances with Help from the Nintendo Switch
- Chelsea Comar, Business junior, Untitled