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Award Recipients

Howard and Yoneko Droste Awardees

  • Spring 2019:
    • Alexander Coley
    • Braden Savage
  • Fall 2018:
    • Tynsl Kailimai
    • Leicha-May White
  • Spring 2018:
    • Maria Christine Castro
    • Kai Gaitley
  • Fall 2017:
    • Ciarra-Lynn Parinas
    • Annalisa Ching
  • Spring 2017:
    • Leolani Kalama
    • Danielle Dodge
  • Fall 2016:
    • Kadmiel Rey
    • Leomanaolamaikalani Peleiholani-Blankenfeld
  • Spring 2016:
    • Robert Lee
    • Juliann Morris
  • Fall 2015:
    • Hannah Lipman
    • Tawanaka Kaupu
  • Spring 2015:
    • Terri Pinyerd
    • Asia Howe
  • Fall 2014:
    • Ariel Moniz
    • Trevor Perry
  • Spring 2014:
    • Ashley Spencer
    • Britni Schock
  • Fall 2013:
    • Katlin Chesney
    • Lizette Martinez
  • Spring 2013:
    • Denarose Fukushima
    • Jessica Kennedy
  • Fall 2012:
    • Daniel Paul
    • Kapua Roback
  • Spring 2012:
    • Karl Hennen
    • Hannah Loo
  • Fall 2011:
    • Daniel Holzman-Escareno
    • Pulama Goodhue
  • Spring 2011:
    • Sarah Kekauoha
    • Sara Hayashi

The Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards for Excellence in Writing Spring 2019

  • $250 Award for Outstanding 100-level Composition Paper: Jacinda Angelsberg
  • $250 Award for Outstanding 200-Level English Paper: Braden Savage
  • $500 Award for Outstanding Upper Division English Paper: Maria Christina Castro
  • $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Jacinda Angelsberg
  • $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Fiction: Braden Savage
  • $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Playwriting:: Maria Christina Castro

The Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards for Excellence in Writing Spring 2018

  • $250 Award for Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: Angela Cross
  • $250 Award for Outstanding 200-Level: Jonathan R. Botticelli
  • $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Asia Helfrich
  • $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Playwriting: Misty Figueira
  • $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Fiction: Martabella Freedman AND Kylee Sullivan (two awards)
  • $500 Award for Outstanding Upper Division: No winner

Droste Awards for Excellence in Writing Spring 2017:

  • $250 Award for Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: Brandon Ikaika Field (ENG 100 )
  • $250 Award for Outstanding 200-Level: Kai Gaitley
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Writing for the Majors (ENG 209, 215, or 225): Derrick O'Brien (ENG 287 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Martabella Freedman
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Playwriting: Zoe Whitney (ENG 318 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Fiction: Amanda Canda
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $500 Award for Outstanding Upper Division: Martabella Freedman (ENG 448 )

The Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards for Excellence in Writing Spring 2016

  • $250 Award for Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: Kai Gaitley (ENG 100 )
  • 250 Award for Outstanding 200-Level: Tiana Honda (ENG 200G )
  • 250 Award for Writing for the Majors (ENG 209, 215, or 225): No submission/No winner
  • 500 Award for Outstanding Upper Division: Jannah Pante (ENG 432 )
  • 250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Ariel Moniz
  • 250 Award for Outstanding Work in Fiction: Stephen Bond

Droste Awards for Excellence in Writing Spring 2015

  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: DaHai Lee (ENG 100 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding 200-Level English Paper: Gloria Simpson (ENG 200D)
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Writing for the Majors (ENG 209 , ENG 215 , or ENG 225 ): No submissions / no winner
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $500 Award for Outstanding Upper Division English Paper: Wilfred Gee (ENG 488B Edgar Allan Poe)
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Trevor Perry
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Fiction: Kara Nelson

Droste Awards for Excellence in Writing Spring 2014

  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: Cassidy Dixon (ENG 100 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding 200-Level English Paper: Timothy Parent (ENG 254 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Writing for the Majors (ENG 209 , ENG 215 , or ENG 225 ): No winner
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $500 Award for Outstanding Upper Division English Paper: Asia Howe (ENG 300 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Daniel Paul
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Fiction: Michael Lovell
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Honorable Mention in Fiction in Memory of Matthew Therrien: Katlin Chesney

Droste Awards for Excellence in Writing Spring 2013

  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: No winner
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding 200-Level English Paper: Christopher Orcutt (ENG 200 G)
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Writing for the Majors (ENG 209 , ENG 215 , or ENG 225 ): Amber Koker (ENG 209 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $500 Award for Outstanding Upper Division English Paper: Sarah Kekauoha (ENG 351 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: No winner
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Fiction: (Two awards were given because no winner was found in Poetry)
    1. Brandon Perea
    2. Apollo Harris

Spring 2012 Droste Awards Winners

  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: Morgan Haldeman (ENG 100 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding 200-Level English Paper: Hannah Loo (ENG 204 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Writing for the Majors (ENG 209 , ENG 215 , or ENG 225 ): Kathryn Akamine
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $500 Award Outstanding Upper Division English Paper: Keala Richard (ENG 351 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Matthew Therrien
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding Work in Fiction: Robin Belcher

Spring 2011 Droste Awards Winners

  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: Carrie Soo Hoo (ENG 100 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding 200-Level English Paper: No winner
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Writing for the Majors (ENG 209 , ENG 215 , or ENG 225 ): Terriell Samuels (ENG 215 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $500 Award Outstanding Upper Division English Paper: No winner
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award for Outstanding Work in Poetry: Keala Richard
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding Work in Fiction: Emma Lowrey

Spring 2010 Droste Awards Winners

  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding ESL / Freshman Composition Paper: Edwina Leung (ENG 100 )
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $250 Award Outstanding 200-LevelEnglish Paper: Christina Blakey
  • The Howard and Yoneko Droste $500 Award Outstanding Upper DivisionEnglish Paper: Jerilee Negrillo