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2016 Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards

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Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo English Department has presented five students with the Spring 2016 Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards for excellence in writing and two students with bookstore vouchers.

Accounting major Kai Gaitley's paper, “The Prohibition of Sampling Has Damaged the Music Business,” won the $250 award for Outstanding 100-Level Composition Paper.

Art major Tiana Honda's argumentative short paper, “Female Agency and Gender Stereotypes,” received the award for Outstanding 200-Level English Paper.

The $250 award for Outstanding Work in Fiction went to English senior Stephen Bond for his short story, “Dead Signal.”

English senior Ariel Moniz won the $250 award for Outstanding Work in Poetry.

English senior Jannah Pante received the $500 award for Outstanding Upper-Division English Paper for her paper, “Boiling Point.”

In addition, two English majors, Robert Lee and Juliann Morris, received $250 book vouchers to the UH Hilo Bookstore.

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


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