UH Hilo students receive 2014 Droste awards for writing
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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