Winners of 2016-17 Best Gateway Essay Contest Announced

March 7, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Wesleyan University Writing Committee announced Thursday the winners of the 2016-17 Best Gateway Essay Contest.

Each year, Gateway instructors are invited to nominate up to three student essays from their Gateway sections. The papers submitted by students for the contest were evaluated first by teams of Writing Center tutors. The Writing Committee then reviewed these and selected a winner and two runners-up. The winner will receive $150, and the runners-up will receive $75 each. Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development Kevin Sullivan provides the funds for these awards.

The 2016-17 Winners are:
Winner: Aaron Manuel, for his essay, "Goldman's Paradox: Imperfect Perfection," nominated by Prof. Mark Criley from his Gateway section, "Punishment."

Runner-up: Kalen Gray, for his essay, "The New Face of Civil Revolution," nominated by Prof. Nawaraj Chaulagain from his Gateway section, "Peace and War."

Runner-up: Haley Steward, for her essay, "Mary Tyler Moore and her role in the feminist movement," nominated by Prof. Jim Plath from his Gateway section, "Sitcoms and Society."