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Three UH Hilo students receive Droste Awards

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Date: Friday, December 17, 2010
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo English Department has presented three students with the 2010 Droste Awards for outstanding papers.

Senior Kyle Fuhriman received the $500 Outstanding Upper-Division English Paper for his composition “In Defense of a More Equitable Heaven.” Sophomores Scheherazade Folley-Regusters and Rebekah Ilave received $250 awards. Folley-Regusters’ “Portrayal and Impact of Asian ‘Bad Guys’ in Film” was named the Outstanding 200-Level English Paper. Ilave’s “Facing up to Facebook: Pros and Cons in Academic Performance” took Outstanding English as a Second Language/Freshman Composition Paper.

The awards are made possible by an $810,000 bequest by the estate of the late Howard and Yoneko Droste, long-time faculty members who taught a combined total of 45 years at UH Hilo.

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