Awards announced for 2012 Penn State Essay Contest
The Pennsylvania State University is happy to announce the following winners in the 2012 Penn State High School Essay Contest.
First Place: Dallas Hamlin, Altoona Area High School
Second Place: Suyash Fulay, North Allegheny High School
Third Place: Priya Kikani, North Penn High School
Caleb Acker, Huntingdon Area High School
Hillary Auker, Altoona Area High School
Daniel Bein, North Allegheny High School
Samuel Bollinger, State College Area High School
Emily Densmore, Laurel Highlands Sr. High School
Laura Erle, Emmaus High School
Elizabeth Faeth, Upper St. Clair High School
Rheanne Gatmaitan, Great Valley High School
Daniel Gift, Council Rock High School North
Brett Mace, Upper St. Clair High School
Richard McCoy, North Allegheny High School
Michelle Reagle, Neshannock Jr./Sr. High School
Rachel Reineke, Blue Mountain High School
Jenna Spoont, Conestoga High School
Tori Staley, State College Area High School
Jacqueline Tawney, Downingtown East High School
Eleanor Tsai, State College High School
These awards are given in recognition of excellent student writing. Three winners and seventeen finalists were chosen from nominees already identified by their high schools as outstanding student writers. Judges from Penn State were enthusiastic about the quality of the entries, and many commented on the fine writing and careful thinking that characterized the essays – fine writing and careful thinking that attest to excellent English instruction in Pennsylvania’s high schools.
We congratulate all the nominees on their achievement, thank all participating high schools for their support, and encourage you to participate next year in recognizing our outstanding high school writers. Again, congratulations to all of the winners.