2022 President’s Writing Awards

Connections Project Awards Ceremony at Nampa Campus Academic Building
April 29, 2022

Congratulations to winners of the 2022 President’s Writing Awards, an annual competition recognizing excellence in writing at College of Western Idaho. Instructors throughout the College judged student writing from all disciplines and perspectives sending top submissions to Provost Denise Aberle-Cannata who determined the winners. President Gordon Jones presented the winners during the annual Connections Project Awards Ceremony, Thursday, April 28.

2022 President’s Writing Award Winners

Creative Nonfiction

  • First Place – Alexandra Murphy
  • Second Place – David Maryanski II
  • Third Place – Rebecca Young 

Critical Analysis

  • First Place – Jacob Montana Keating
  • Second Place – Rachel Roberts
  • Third Place – Kevin Chase

Fiction

  • First Place – Jayden Bryant
  • Second Place – Anya Williamson
  • Third Place – Ambrosia Shomaker

First-Year Writing

  • First Place – Kenton Piper-Ruth
  • Second Place – Devinne McCombs
  • Third Place – Eli James Stoops

Literature Based Research

  • First Place – Sawyer Ellis, Craig Petersen, Damien Perez, Monica Zumpano, and Gordy Brown
  • Second Place – Jamie Hudson
  • Third Place – Amanda Moorhouse

Original Research

  • First Place – Sawyer Ellis
  • Second Place – Kennedy Cole
  • Third Place – Savanna Gerlach

Poetry

  • First Place – Melissa Goldsmith
  • Second Place – Isabel Foxcroft
  • Third Place – Jack Dalton Marmor

Technical Writing Category

  • First Place – Jamie Hudson
  • Second Place – Trazelle Grover-Cooper
  • Third Place – Ambrosia Shomaker

Watch the 2022 President’s Writing Awards Presentation