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[April 28, 2008]  To encourage and recognize excellence in student writing, the Lincoln College English Division sponsors the James Fulcher Writing Competition and has announced the names of this year's top writers.

Categories are based on the types of papers taught in each course level at Lincoln College. The recipients for the various categories are listed below:

English 100

  1. Deon Randle, Barrington

  2. Emmett Drumgoole, Oak Park

  3. Emmett Drumgoole, Oak Park


  1. Adam Febre, Naperville

  2. Jay Gaydosh, Lincoln

  3. Andrew Stephenson, Lincoln

Descriptive narrative

  1. Jillonda Edwards, Chicago

  2. Angelique Crusoe, Lincoln

  3. William Rhoda, Philadelphia, Pa.


  1. Leslie Curry, Lincoln

  2. Carla Passini, Standard

  3. Danielle Marx, Athens

Compare and contrast

  1. Eric Ball, Country Club Hills

  2. Ivory Johnson, Markham

  3. Leslie Curry, Lincoln

MLA-style research

  1. Rena Sherman, Lincoln

  2. Adam Febre, Naperville

  3. Amariah Henderson, Libertyville

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  1. Christina Balee, Buffalo Grove

  2. William Rhoda, Philadelphia, Pa.

  3. Duane White, Lincoln

APA-style research

  1. Ashley Welch, Lincoln

  2. Rena Sherman, Lincoln

  3. Jordan Gallagher, Lincoln


  1. Jordan Gallagher, Lincoln

  2. Christina LaManna, Naperville

  3. Andrew Stephenson, Lincoln

Scores for the essays were based on various criteria, including how well the essay exemplified the rhetorical category, whether or not the paper deserved a larger audience outside the classroom, and the demonstration of high academic standards.

Spring Hyde, the writing competition chair, says the judges had a variety of topics to read. "We had 78 entries this year, which is more than double from last year's competition. We wish to congratulate all the young authors who entered this competition," said Hyde.

One of the judges was the Lincoln College first lady, Jean Ann Hutchinson, who said she had fun in the judging process. "I have really enjoyed doing this, learned much, cried, laughed and sighed," said Hutchinson.

All winning essays, as examples of excellent writing, will be published in the 2007-2008 edition of ROAR, which will be used as a textbook for English 100, 101 and 102.

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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