Undergraduate English Prize Winners

May 24, 2018

Heartiest congratulations to the English Prize winners for 2017-2018!


Academy of American Poets: Israel Kassim

Albert Stanborough Cook Prize: Israel Kassim

Gordon Barber Memorial Prize: Oriana Tang

J. Edward Meeker Prize for Freshman Poetry: Lydia Burleson


Elmore A. Willetts Prize for Fiction: Amrutha Dorai, Oriana Tang, and Deborah Monti

J. Edward Meeker Prize for Freshman Fiction: Julia Gourary, Sara Luzuriaga


Henry P. Wright Prize: Rachel Calnek-Sugin, Eren Orbey

John Hersey Prize in Journalism for a “body of work”: Elena Saavedra Buckley

John Hersey Prize in Journalism for a Longer Work of Nonfiction: Jacob Stern

John Hubbard Curtis Prize for “love of the English language and facility in writing”: Emma Chanen

First-Year Essay Prizes

Winston T. Townsend Prize “for excellence in English composition”: Julia Adams, Zyria Rogers, and Karen Tai

J. Edward Meeker Freshman English Prize: Chloe Jensen, Kira Sze, John Kelly

Bloch Prize “for the best essay in English”: Lauren Chan

McLaughlin Memorial Prize for Excellence in English composition: Daniel Yadin, Allison Chen

Sophomore Prizes

John Hubbard Curtis Prize for “love of the English language and facility in writing”: Vanessa Chung, Rachel Koh

C. Wyllis Betts Prize: Vanessa Chung

Junior Prizes

John Hubbard Curtis Prize for “love of the English language and facility in writing”: Gabrielle Coloma, Henry Robinson, and Rachel Kaufman

American Literature Prizes

Richard Schoenberg Prize for “the best critical essay upon an American poet”: Luke Ciancarelli

Henry H. Strong Prize in American Literature: Thomas Parish

Senior Prizes

Chauncey Brewster Tinker Prize for the Outstanding Senior in English: Shalisa James

Sholom & Marcia Herson Scholarship Prize “for students in the Senior Class … who shall have done outstanding work in English Language and Literature and who intend to do graduate work in English literature”: Mert Dilek

Ralph Paine Memorial Prize for the Best Senior Essay in English: Grace Shi

Lloyd Mifflin Prize for an Outstanding Senior Essay in English: Mert Dilek

John Hubbard Curtis Prize for Excellence in English Courses and in a Senior Essay: William Willis, Jacob Potash, Isabella Giovannini, Finnegan Schick, Noah Kim, and Shalisa James

Edward Thompkins McLaughlin Scholarship for Outstanding Work in the Major: William Willis and Isabella Giovannini

Drama Prize

The Marina Keegan Award for Excellence: Alexa Derman

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