JMU's Academic Writing Contest



2002 Winners

(click on students' names to read winning essays)


Level III Winners: Graduate

Timothy Hack
"Shaping a Revolution:
The Virginia County Committees of Safety"
(First Place)

Stacey Schneider
"Flight from Slavery:
Rethinking the Underground Railroad in Virginia"
(Second Place)

Gregory Kellerman
"An American Israel"
(Third Place)






Level I Winners:
Freshman and Sophomore

Jennifer Karey
"Hidden Victims"
(First Place)

Second-place winner's name and essay
removed at author's request

Jessica Wright
"Sylvia Plath:
Words Dropped from the Bee-Mouth"
(Third Place)


Level II Winners: Junior and Senior

Erika Shernoff
"Alternative Burden:
The Importance of Localism and Non-Profit Radio"
(First Place)

Jason Bauer
"Blood of Patriots"
(Second Place)

Georgia Hancock
"The Question of Citizenship in the French Revolution"
(Third Place)


Sponsored by the College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Office
& the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication