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New Student Book Experience
Barbara Simon Memorial
2014 Fall Essay Contest

Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario


This Fall (and Spring) semester we will be featuring two categories in
our bi-annual essay contest: our traditional essay contest and a new media
(or multimedia) essay contest.
We are putting the "Experience" back into the
New Student Book Experience; it's time to get creative!

Note: Both categories will have a first place winner and two honorable mentions.
1st place winner receives a $200.00 gift certificate from the bookstore.
Two runner-ups receive a $100.00 gift certificate (each) from the bookstore.

New this year, we are extending our writing contest to multimedia. Instead of writing your essay, shoot a video, write a poem, write a song, write a rap... express your experience based upon the book.

*** Submissions for the Fall 2014 entries are now closed. ***
Information for the Spring 2015 submission dates will soon be announced.

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2012-2013 Barbara Simon Memorial Essay Winners

Hayden Marshall

Hayden Marshall

Read Hayden's Essay "The Degradation of Medical Ethics in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

Imani Smoot

Imani Smoot

Read Imani's Essay "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Compensation for a Well Deserved Family"


Sanjiv Geeban

Read Sanjiv's Essay "Response to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"


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