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Winston Family Honors Writing Awards

The Winston Awards recognize the best essay, research paper, and thesis written by honors students.
Get the 2019 Winston Awards information.

Honors Citation Ceremony

The 2019 Winston Family Honors Award winners and their faculty mentors were honored
at a luncheon in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland on May 3, 2019.

Winston Family Honors Writing Awards 2019 Winners

Short Essay Award:

Christine Johnson
“The Effects of Climate Change on Infectious Disease”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ross J. Salawitch

Mario Sto. Domingo
“The Case for the Minimum Wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ethan Kaplan

Joy Xu
"Laboring Little Women: A Case for Feminine Work"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Stanutz

Research Paper Award:

Emelia Gold
“It Stops Now: A Protest Playlist for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. La Marr Jurelle Bruce

Amelia Jarecke
“Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: How to Redeem the Men of God Who Failed His Children”
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Emilee Durand

Sarah Mantus
“The JUUL: A Problem or A Solution?”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Butler

Honors Thesis Award:

George Hughey
“unCaptcha: A Low-Resource Defeat of reCaptcha’s Audio Challenge”
Computer Science Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dave Levin

Rianna Jha
“Ladylike Legislation: A Study of Women-Centric Co-sponsorship in the 115th Congress”
Government and Politics Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Isabella Alcañiz

Katherine Kim
“Assessment of Circulating Angiogenic Cell Function in Endurance-Trained Individuals Before, During, and After an Ultramarathon”
Kinesiology Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven J. Prior

Faculty Award:

Kerry M. Green
Associate Professor
Department of Behavioral Health