UH Hilo English Department announces 2015 Droste recipients

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo English Department presented five students with the Spring 2015 Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards for outstanding writing.

Freshman DaHai Lee's paper, “Freshman 15,” won the $250 award for Outstanding Freshman Composition Paper.

Junior Gloria Simpson received the award for Outstanding 200-Level English Paper for “Aliens and Others.”

Senior Kara Nelson's short story, “Far from the Madding Major,” won the $250 award for Outstanding Work in Fiction.

Senior Trevor Perry won the $250 award for Outstanding Work in Poetry.

Senior Wilfred T. Gee received the $500 award for Outstanding Upper-Division English Paper for his research paper, “'And Much of Madness...' Examining Initial Narrator Impressions in 'The Fall of the House of Usher.’”

In addition, two English majors, Terri Pinyerd and Asia Howe, 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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