Students recognized with Droste Awards

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Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo English Department recently presented six students with the Spring 2013 Droste Awards for outstanding writing.

Senior Amber Koker's paper on “Reducing Animal Euthanasia” was named the Outstanding Work in Writing for the Majors. Sophomore Christopher Orcutt's paper, “Dr. Manhattan: The Watchmaker,” took the award for Outstanding 200-Level English Paper. Two students won awards for Outstanding Work in Fiction: Junior Brandon Perea's short story “Pueo,” and Senior Apollo Harris' short story “Ralph,” took the fiction awards. Each award is $250.

Senior Sarah Kekauoha received the $500 award for Outstanding Upper-Division English Paper for her research paper, “Sacagawea: The Name That Says It All.”

In addition, two English majors, Junior Jessica Kennedy and Senior Denarose Fukushima, received $250 book vouchers to the UH Hilo Bookstore.

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

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