Announcing the finalists in the first-ever UNM-G Celebration of Student Writing


University of New Mexico-Gallup received many high-quality submissions and are pleased to announce individual category winners for the first ever Celebration of Student Writing contest.

The five students, listed below, will compete for the best overall writing award at National Library Week. The public will vote for the winner based on a poster display contest.

This event will take place April 14 at Zollinger Library.  Food will be available at the event, which is open to the public, from 3-5 pm.

Please come meet our talented student writers and cast your vote for the best essay. The winner will receive $125, in addition to the $75 they were awarded for winning their category.

Winners, categories, and essay titles are printed below:

Best Essay- Developmental English

Farrah Hood, «Cause and Effect Essay»

Best Essay- English 110

Carlton Henio, «Uncle at Fourteen»

Best Essay- English 120

Corey Holyan, «Bleed Red for Change»

Best Research Essay- non English Course

Anthony Cornwell, «How Sociology Relates to the Environmental Sciences»

Best Creative Work

Jeremy Yazzie, «Second Best»