UH Hilo English Department announces 2011 Droste Award winners

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Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo English Department has presented four students with the Spring 2011 Droste Awards for outstanding work.

Junior Keala Richard’s untitled portfolio of poetry won the award for Outstanding Work in Poetry. Junior Emma Lowrey received the award for Outstanding Work in Fiction for her short story, “Labeled.” Sophomore Terriell Samuels’ paper, “Archaeology and Native American Remains: Science or Sacrilege?” was named the Outstanding Work in Writing for the Majors. Freshman Carrie Soo Hoo’s paper, “A Quest to Reform Education,” took Outstanding English Second Language/Freshman Composition Paper. Each winner received a $250 award.

English Department faculty also nominated English majors for two $250 book vouchers to the UH Hilo Bookstore. The Spring 2011 winners are Senior Anthony Holzman-Escareno and Sophomore Pulama Goodhue.

The awards are made possible by a bequest from the estate of the late Howard and Yoneko Droste. The longtime faculty members taught a combined
45 years at UH Hilo.

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