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2016 Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all who submitted essays for the 2016 Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest!  The judges were very impressed with the quality of your submissions, noting that they were “very well considered and well finished essays.”

The winners’ names were announced at the Paterno Fellows Recognition Ceremony on January 27 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.  First, second, and third place authors read their essays as part of the program.

Congratulations to:

First Place:  Brian Loane, ’19, Aspiring Paterno Fellow, English and Comparative LIterature, for “The University: A Crucible of Ideas”

Second Place:  Marissa Kandziolka, ’18, Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, Economics, for “Want  the Truth?  Look in the Mirror”

Third Place:  Kimberly Jurczyk, ’16, Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, English, and Communication Arts and Sciences, for “A Persistent, Patient, and Resilient Mistake”

Honorable Mention:  Katherine Cioffi, ’19, Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, Biological Anthropology, for “Tragedy and the Media”

Honorable Mention:  Emily Morrison, ’19, Aspiring Paterno Fellow, English and Philosophy, for “On Human Stupidity”

Honorable Mention:  Joseph Nakpil, ’15, Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, Comparative Literature and Russian, for “No Last Line: A Poet Looks at Tragedy”

Watch for their winning essays to be published in the coming weeks on Voices!