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2013 Student Award Winners

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the 38th KATH Annual Meeting we celebrated Kentucky’s young scholars with the KATH Writing Awards.  Each of the winners received a monetary prize and certificate. These four juried KATH student writing awards named after some of Kentucky’s great historians and history educators: Raymond F. Betts, George C. Herring, Thomas D. Clark, Anita Sanford Tolson.

With the students’ permission, we proudly publish their photos and winning essays below (download their essays in .pdf files by clicking on the titles). This year’s prize winners are:

Anita Sanford Tolson High School Writing AwardMargaret Anne Foster
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Antebellum Women’s Culture
North Oldham High School, Goshen
Mr. David Green, supervising teacher

Anna Helton (left), Anita Sanford Tolson (center) and Allison M. Hunt

Margaret Anne Foster (left) with Anita Sanford Tolson (center) and Allison M. Hunt, Award Committee Chair

Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Writing Award (U.S. topic)Joseph B. Brown
‘Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power?’: Politics of the Antebellum Baptist Schism in Kentucky
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Dr. Joanne Melish, supervising professor

Joe Brown (left) with Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth

Joe Brown (left) with Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth, Award Committee chair

Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Writing Award (non-Western topic)Jared Flanery
From the Treaty Port to the Village: Intellectuals and Peasants in the Chinese Communist Revolution
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Dr. Phil Harling, supervising professor

Jared Flanery

Jared Flanery

Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Writing Award
Honorable MentionAnna Helton
Foreign Intrusion as Sexual Seduction: Chinese Anti-Christian Writing and Popular Disturbance
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Dr. Chunmei Du, supervising professor

Anna Helton

Anna Helton

George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing AwardBethany Sharpe
Humanity Begins at Home: America’s First Refugees and the Roots of U.S. Humanitarianism
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Dr. Jane Calvert, supervising professor
George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing AwardMary Osborne
Keeping the Faith: The American and Canadian Legions Construct Memories of the First World War, 1919-1941
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Dr. James Albisetti, supervising professor

Mary Osborne

Mary Osborne

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Related Pages
2013 Annual Meeting
KATH Writing Awards

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