Published: February 09, 2005
Four University of Tampa Honors Program students have
won awards in the Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest for 2004-05.
They will be receiving certificates and checks at the FCHC annual conference in
Gainesville, Feb. 18-20.
The FCHC, representing all of the Honors
programs at universities and colleges in the state, gives a total of 15 writing
awards each year, three in each of five categories, to competitors from across
the state. First-place winners receive $100 each, second-place winners $50 each,
and third-place winners are awarded certificates.
All awardees receive
free registration at the FCHC conference, and first- and second-place winners’
universities receive partial reimbursement for their hotel expenses at the
Two of this year’s five first-place winners are UT
Tamara Rena Bird, a UT senior majoring in writing, won first
place in the poetry category for “China Cup.” She won first place in the same
category in last year’s statewide competition, making her the first UT student
to win first place in consecutive years.
Another first-place winner this
year is Liza Lugo-Clark, a senior government and world affairs major, who won in
the junior/senior documented research or critical thinking category for “The
Inadequate Funding of Public Elementary and Secondary Education.”
second place in the same category is David Schuster, a junior psychology major,
for “The Search for Justice in Rosewood.” Crystal Banning, a senior Honors
research fellow majoring in government and world affairs, won third place in the
creative prose category for “No Child Left Behind.”
For more information,
contact the Office of Public Information at
or (813) 253-6232.