Awards & Honors Writing Awards Hamline University CLA students are invited to submit their writing for four competitive awards coordinated by the English Department. Winners will be recognized at the spring honors convocation and awarded cash prizes. ELIZA A. DREW AWARDS ENGLISH ESSAY: Students may submit one essay, 10 pages or fewer. This category is intended for essays written for an English class. SHORT STORY: Students may submit one short story, 10 pages or fewer. EVELYN APITZ MORRIS AWARD SHORTY STORY OR PLAY: Students may submit a short story or play 15 pages or fewer. GEORGE HENRY BRIDGMAN POETRY AWARD POETRY: Students may submit a maximum of three poems, for a total of 5 pages or fewer. 2014 Writing Award Winners ELIZA A. DREW AWARDS ENGLISH ESSAY: Nicole Ditter for "The Politics of the Hindenburg Disaster" Thomas Lawson for "The Perfect Sound & The Radiator's Hum: Toward an EAI Aesthetic" SHORT STORY: Erin Derwin for "Preservation" EVELYN APITZ MORRIS AWARD SHORT STORY: Luke Hallbeck for "Isla Walang Balaklang" GEORGE HENRY BRIDGMAN POETRY AWARD 1st: Lee Kisling for "Clown School in France" 2nd: Anthony Beballos for "Walking Across Soil" 2014 Academics Award Winners MARY EWING ROATCH SCHOLARSHIPS Awarded to English majors who have demonstrated academic excellence in literary criticism. Matthew Buck Jenna Potter VANE SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a junior or senior English major recommended by the English faculty for academic achievement. Claire Otradovec JAMES THATCHER RITCHIE AWARD Awarded to a junior or senior English major for academic excellence. Erin Derwin THOMAS P. BEYER AWARD Awarded to English majors who have an excellent scholastic record and demonstrated ability in creative writing. Steven Beardsley Ruth Nelson 2014 Journalism Award Winners ROBERT AND SHIRLEY BOGUE SCHOLARSHIP Students who have an interest in journalism, preference to those intending to pursue a career in (print) journalism and/or have worked on the Hamline Oracle or other campus publications. Maria Herd EARL E. CRAVEN AWARD IN JOURNALISM A student who is a staff member of a campus publication who has raised the standards of campus journalism. Don Allen ELIZA A. DREW AWARDS IN COMMUNICATIONS BEST EDITORIAL Don Allen for "Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap" BEST NEWS STORY Jena Felsheim for "Her Bark and Your Bite"