Hopwood Underclassmen awards announced

January 28, 2000
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Hopwood Underclassmen awards announced

ANN ARBOR—Nineteen University of Michigan students received awards for their writings in the Hopwood Underclassmen Contest.

Students competed in the Hopwood Underclassmen essay, fiction and poetry contests. The Hopwood program also awarded the graduate and undergraduate Academy of American Poets Prize, the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, the Michael R. Gutterman Award in Poetry, the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship, and the Louise and George Piranian Scholarship.

Prof. Nicholas Delbanco, director of the Hopwood Awards Program, presented the awards. Sue Miller, noted fiction writer, gave a reading following the presentation.

Award winners are:

MICHIGANANN ARBOR—Jonathan Brenner, a Residential College sophomore, received $800 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay contest and $100 from the Louise and George Piranian Scholarship for “Mikhail Mastropovitch: A Retrospective.”

Albert P. Chiscavage, a senior in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), received $600 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship.

Cherisse Evette Montgomery, an LSA sophomore, received $300 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Poetry contest for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

Patrick O’Keeffe, a graduate student in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, received $600 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship.

CANTON—Ben Yan, an LSA freshman, received $600 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay contest for “Scrub a Dub Dub?.”

GALESBURG—Lindi Watts, an LSA sophomore, received $400 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Fiction contest for “Walking on the Moon.”

GRAND RAPIDS—Maggie Smith, an LSA freshman, received $600 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay contest for “Nana.”

GROSSE ILE—Kristi A. McGuire, a Residential College sophomore, received $700 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Poetry contest for “Thoughts on Affliction.”

GROSSE POINTE PARK—Gordon R. Jimison, a Residential College freshman, received $400 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Fiction contest for “Yesterday and Today.”

HUNTINGTON WOODS—Alissia Kass, an LSA freshman, received $500 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Fiction contest for “Keeping Anna; Benjamin Campbell, 8; Feeding Chaos.”

PLYMOUTH—Eseohe Arhebamen, a Residential College sophomore, received $400 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Fiction contest for “Ubhi’s Song.”

TROY—Christopher Nicholls, an LSA junior, received a $100 Academy of American Poets Prize in the undergraduate division for “Cash In.”

WHITE LAKE—Jason Kirk, a Rackham graduate student, received a $1,000 Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship.

OUT OF STATECONNECTICUT

OLD SAYBROOK—Jane Fox, a Residential College sophomore, received $700 in the Hopwood Underclassmen Poetry contest for “What Fell: 8 Poems.”

FLORIDA

GAINSVILLE—Diane Chang, a Rackham graduate student, received a $600 Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship.

ORLANDO—Kirk Davis, a Rackham graduate student, received a $150 Michael Gutterman Award in Poetry for “The Jubilee at the Liberation of the Senses” and a $100 Academy of American Poets Prize in the graduate division for “The Greenroom: The Rhyming Couple.”

MASSACHUSETTS

PROVINCETOWN—Lynn Stanley, a Rackham graduate student, received a $1,000 Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship and a $250 Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize for “Sock Monkey.”

NEW JERSEY

MARGATE—Benjamin Paloff, a Rackham graduate student, received a $600 Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship and a $250 Michael R. Gutterman Award in Poetry for “Boston: Aristotelian View.”

NEW YORK

ROCHESTER—Sean Norton, a Rackham graduate student, received a $600 Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship.

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