The University of Hawaii at Hilo English Department presented six students with the Spring 2014 Howard and Yoneko Droste Awards for outstanding writing.
Freshman Cassidy Dixon’s paper, “A Change Beneath the Waves,” won the $250 award for Outstanding Freshman Composition Paper. Senior Timothy Parent was awarded Outstanding 200-Level English Paper for “Character Conflict with Society at Large.” Junior Michael Lovell’s short story, “The Robed Shisa,” won the $250 award for Outstanding Work in Fiction.
Senior Katlin Chesney’s short story, “Haole,” received the $250 Honorable Mention in Fiction in memory of English senior Matthew Therrien, who passed away in spring 2014.
Senior Daniel Paul won the $250 award for Outstanding Work in Poetry. Senior Asia Howe received the $500 award for Outstanding Upper-Division English Paper for her research paper, “The Oedipus Complex and Écriture Féminine As Seen in Mau.”
In addition, two English majors, Britni Schock and Ashley Spencer, received $250 book vouchers to the UH-Hilo Bookstore.
The awards are made possible by a bequest by the estate of the late Howard and Yoneko Droste, longtime faculty members who taught a combined total of 45 years at UH-Hilo.