UH Hilo students receive 2014 Droste awards for writing

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Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo English Department presented six students with the Spring 2014 Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards for outstanding writing. They include:

• Freshman Cassidy Dixon’s paper, “A Change Beneath the Waves,” won the $250 award for Outstanding Freshman Composition Paper

• Senior Timothy Parent was awarded Outstanding 200-Level English Paper for “Character Conflict with Society at Large”

• Junior Michael Lovell’s short story, “The Robed Shisa,” won the $250 award for Outstanding Work in Fiction

• Senior Katlin Chesney’s short story, “Haole,” received the $250 Honorable Mention in Fiction in Memory of English senior Matthew Therrien, who passed away in Spring 2014

• Senior Daniel Paul won the $250 award for Outstanding Work in Poetry

• Senior Asia Howe received the $500 award for Outstanding Upper-Division English Paper for her research paper, “The Oedipus Complex and Écriture Féminine As Seen in Mau”

In addition, two English majors, Britni Schock and Ashley Spencer, 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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