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7/16/2008 —

Seven Penn State Brandywine students’ essays were recently published in the University’s annual journal, The Best of Freshman Writing, Volume 13.

Each year, English professors from Penn State’s nineteen campuses are on the lookout for exceptional essays from their freshman English classes they deem worthy of publication. At the end of the academic year the best of the best are submitted to the journal’s editorial board, which decides which essays will make it to publication. The journal is often used as a classroom textbook in many of the English classes throughout the Penn State University Commonwealth; the essays serve as writing models for students in the freshman courses.

Myra Goldschmidt, associate professor of linguistics and English at Penn State Brandywine, submitted the seven winning essays from one of her classes. The authors are Albert Parks, Jr., of Philadelphia; Erin Dungee, of West Chester; Hoi Chau Cheung, of Media; Matthew Riley, of Wallingford; Matthew Sengin, of Princeton, NJ; Santeena Brown, of West Chester; and Yudong Zhao, of Paoli.

“It was difficult to pick the ‘best of the best’ since there were so many well written essays,” Goldschmidt said. “I am truly pleased for and proud of my students.”

To read the winning essays, visit http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/bof.htm.

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