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Embracing Writing Reception Held

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October 25, 2012

Four students were honored for essays they had published in the English department’s Embracing Writing journal, which features information about BSU, articles on the writing process, and outstanding student writing from various courses. Each student at the 2012 Embracing Writing Reception received an Excellence in Writing certificate from Dr. Yulia Stakhnevich, assistant professor of English, as well as prize money.

The winners, categories and essay titles:

Jean Kesner-Mervius, creative non-fiction, “I am the Survivor”

Daniel Sheehan, creative non-fiction, “The Monster in the Clouds”

Yvana Osborne, persuasive essay, “Celebrity Child’s Play”

Andrea Silva, researched essay, “The Downfall of Civilization”
For more information about the awards, visit the [url=]webpage[/url].

For more information about Embracing Writing: First- and Second-Year Writing at Bridgewater State University contact Dr. Anne Doyle, writing program administrator, at:

Captions for below photos: Accepting their certificates from Dr. Yulia Stakhnevich are (from top left, clockwise) Jean Kesner-Mervius, Daniel Sheehan, Yvana Osborne and Andrea Silva.

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