Spring, 2017 WCI Writing Contest Winners and Finalists

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WINNING ESSAYS

Personal Inquiry: “Undefined” by Jordan Marcello
Analysis: “The Syrian Conflict: Two Perspectives on 10,000 Lives” by Omar Alrifai
Argument/Conversation: “Losing Hope: The Strain of Civil War” by Omar Alrifai

FINALISTS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

Personal Inquiry
Finalists:
“Betrayal” by Latanya Christian
“Because, it can happen to Anyone” by Victoria Ferraro

Honorable Mentions:
“Innocence” by Folake Oyedokun
“A Brief Guide to Bucket Lists (And Other Bad Advice)” by Zach Perry

Analysis
Finalists:
“The Many Sides of ‘You’” by Latanya Christian
“What Happened to Emma Saxon?” by Natalie Prahst

Honorable Mentions:
“The Benefit of the Doubt: What is it Really to be a Citizen?” by Jamie Bakleh
“Tobacco and Nature” by Jarrod Fowler

Argument
Finalists:
“Keystone XL Pipeline: The Fight Between Progression and Conservation” by Dominic Graziadei
“Edith Wharton, Quiet Woman” by Natalie Prahst

Honorable Mention:
“The Benefit of the Doubt: Rankine on being a Citizen and BEING a Citizen” by Jamie Bakleh