The New Student Reader Essay Contest provides all incoming freshmen with the chance to write an essay that demonstrates their own serious reflection of the chosen New Student Reader book. The essays are judged on the effectiveness as an argument, the creativity, originality and overall readability. Winners receive money on their GullCard.
|Year||First Place||1st Runner Up||Honorable Mention|
|2015-2016||Emma DePanise||None||Lauren DeLong|
|2014-2015||Anna Johns||None||Samuel Stevens|
|2013-2014||Frances Sherlock||Ryan Dennis||Emily Rittenour|
|2012-2013||Jewel Jordan||Taylor Hopkins||Marissa Shervin|