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Writing and Research Competitions at ULM

Winners of the Annual Freshman Best Essay Contest

Congratulations to the following students

 Winners of the 2013 Freshman Best Essay

 Second Prize: Janai Martin
"Candy Apple Red"
Instructor: Nichole Smith
Third Prize: Molly Price
Grandfather's Treatment
Instructor: Meredith McKinnie
First Place: Anastasia Hanson
"The Monster at Camp"
Instructor: Meredith McKinnie

And President Nick Bruno

 Winners and Mentors, 2012

First place: Crystal Curry
The Little Things
Instructor: Jackie Tucker
Second Place: Joel Missioni
Falling to Earth
Instructor: Nicole Smith
Third Place: Ashley Lyons
The Day My Nose Ring Shook the World
Instructor: Meredith McKinnie



First place: Indya Bruce
Pre-Pharmacy major
Title: "Skinny Jeans and Toms"
Instructor: Ms. Jackie Tucker

Second place: Rachel Eads
Pre-Pharmacy major
Title: "A Once in a Lifetime Experience"
Instructor: Mr. Jerry Griggs

Third place: Elee Barber
Psychology major
Title: "Hidden Heart"
Instructor: Ms. Vanelis Rivera
 Winners with President Nick Bruno and Provost Steve Richtors
(From left): President Nick Bruno, Rachel Eads, Indya Bruce, Elee Barber, and Executive Vice-President Stephen Richters



First place: Nick Alford
Healthcare Management Marketing major
Title: "I Believe in the Pot"
Instructor: Ms. Jackie Tucker

Second place: Elizabeth Cooley
English Education major
Title: "My Journey to Happiness through Pain"
Instructor: Dr. Mary Adams

Third place: Andrena Haynes
Mass Communications major
Title: "A Beautiful World"
Instructor: Ms. Delilah Clark
2010 Winners of the Freshman English Writing Competition
(From left): Andrena Haynes of Shreveport, Elizabeth Cooley of Monroe, and Nick Alford of Hammond, winners of the Summer Reading Essay awards.

Fall 2009

First Place: Jimmie Bryant
Jackie Tucker, instructor

Second Place: Amanda Manning
Jackie Tucker, instructor

Third Place: Shawn McAdams
Jana Giles, Instructor

Judges for Fall 2009 were Mary Adams, Delilah Clark, and James Pettit.
Amanda Manning and Columnist Thomas Friedman Shawn McAdams and Columnist Thomas Friedman
  New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman, signs copies of his book for Amanda Manning and Shawn McAdams, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the ULM Best Freshman Essay contest.

Spring 2009

 First Place: Jarred Hardee: "Lessons to be Learned"
Jackie Tucker, instructor

Second Place: Marilou Ingles: "You Can Do It: The Broken Record"
Laura Britton, instructor

Third Place: Shanetta Wilhite: "Inspiration for Teens"
Jackie Tucker, instructor

Judges for Spring 2009 were Chris Harris, Patti Pate, and James Pettit. We had a record number of submissions this year, so the contest was especially competitive. Contest based on essays written in response to this year's summer reader.