Winner of the 2014 Ward Prize for best first-year paper: Mohamed Hussein
Runners Up for the 2014 Ward Prize for best first-year paper: Josh Espy & Josh Nislick
Honorable Mention for the 2014 Ward Prize: Thomas Canaday, Eirene Chow, Julia Kendrick, Emma Stallworthy
Friday, October 24th at 4:30 PM, parents, family, friends, faculty, and students packed Twilight Auditorium to honor the over 70 nominees from the class of 2017 for the Paul W. Ward ’25 prize for best first-year paper. An interdisciplinary panel of faculty judges, from Italian, Pat Zupan; from Religion, Ata Anzali; and from Spanish and Portuguese, Marcos Rohena-Madrazo choose the winning papers. The winner, Mohamed Hussein, who received a check for $500 was nominated by Usama Soltan. Mohammad read an excerpt from his paper, “Linguistic Varieties in the Egyptian Short Story.” The two Runners-Up, Josh Espy and Josh Nislick, both nominated by Holly Allen, each received $250.00. Josh Espy read an excerpt from his paper, “Think of the Children,” and Josh Nislick read an excerpt from his paper, “The Mafia Myth.” Honorable Mention went to Thomas Thatcher Canaday, nominated by David Bain; Eirene En Yi Chow, nominated by Shawna Shapiro; Julia Caroline Kendrick, nominated by Svea Closser; and Emma Laura Stallworthy, nominated by Febe Armanios.