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Eagles Write!

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First-Year Writing and Placement
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Eagles Write!


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Eagles Write! is USM’s celebration of student writing, which coincides with the National Day on Writing in October. The National Day on Writing seeks to recognize and celebrate all forms of writing and their authors. At USM, we want to do the same. Our celebration, Eagles Write!, not only celebrates our students’ hard work and ingenuity, but also helps them to see the public work of the texts they produce. We want to recognize them as the authors they are. Every year, we collect nominated work from students enrolled in any first-year composition course. In the fall, we recognize these students’ work through events that celebrate their writing. Past events have included receptions, readings, and exhibits.

We are currently accepting submissions of work produced during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Click here to nominate a student’s work from ENG 100E, ENG 101, or ENG 102.


Winners of the 2020 Eagles Write! Awards 

ENG 100 Award
Sheryl Enosakhare
Title: “Racism in High Schools”
Instructor: Jennifer Brewington
 Sheryl Enosakhare
ENG 101 Award
Maggie Bennett
Title: “Grcem Eggs nad Han. Dy Br. Svess”
Instructor: Kevin Thomason
 Maggie Bennett
Academic Research Award
Caroline Genius
Title: “The True Predator of the Seas”
Instructor: Kelli Sellers

Caroline Genius
Community Research Award
Niva Shrestha
Title: “Menstruation in Nepal: Traditionally Stigmatized and Dehumanized”
Instructor: Maria Conti Maravillas


Niva Shrestha


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