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In My Own Words: Fall Semester Essay Writers Recognized

The “In My Own Words” freshman writing series continued this semester, highlighting the powerful student stories we encounter in the classroom. Formerly a project with CSCC-Delaware during our partnership phase, “In My Own Words” showcases exemplary narrative writing in freshman composition courses, including English 1109 and the various sections of 1110.

The participating sections, along with the top essays, are listed here. Additionally, essays were read and judged by a panel of judges unaffiliated with the class sections: James Fisher's untitled piece was selected as the top essay, and received a $25 gift card. Other participants received $10 gift cards. An informal public reading is planned for next semester.

In My Own Words: Selected Essays for Fall 2017

- "Wrestling: The Sport that Changed My Life" by Owen Browning (Kate Denton, instructor)

- "Free Ice Cream" by Casey Harless (Kate Denton, instructor)

- "August 10, 2016" by Alexis Nicholson (Kate Denton, instructor)

- Untitled by James Fisher (Stuart Lishan, instructor)

- Untitled by Jesse Sympson (Stuart Lishan, instructor)

- "A Labor of Love" by Madeline C. "Madi" Flesher (Sue Oakes, instructor)

- "The Few, The Proud, My Brother" by Meagan Cline (Sue Oakes, instructor)

- "Scrubs" by Alexis Zuspan (Sue Oakes, instructor)