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English Department hosts awards ceremony

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Seated from left are the winners Nicole Biggs, Jaycee Reidhead, and Rachel Allred. [EAC – Jasmine Brown photo.]

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s English Department hosted an awards ceremony last week for its first ever Research Paper Competition. The judging panel considered all entries submitted by English 102 instructors as representing the highest achievement in research projects within their individual classes.

Criteria included basic research components, argumentation, organization, and style. Awards of $100 were presented to Rachel Allred, Nicole Biggs, and Jaycee Reidhead, for their exceptional research papers.

The certificates and checks were presented by contest judges: Melanie Russell, Dr. Meg Simonton, and Dr. Marilyn Wilton.

The department hopes to make this an annual award that will celebrate outstanding student research writing. Standing, left to right are EAC English instructors Melanie Russell, Dr. Marilyn Wilton, and Dr. Meg Simonton.