WAC Writing Contests

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee has sponsored writing contests over the years.  To read the most recent winning essay (2012) and winning essays from some prior   contests, follow the links below.

The Winner of the Fall 2012 "This I Believe" Student Writing Contest

and winner of the $100 Prize:

Edson Novinyo for his essay entitled
"Life Struggles Can Lead to a Better Life"

Honorable Mention was awarded to
Muy Chang's "I was born to be ugly..."
Anthony Nguyen's "A Promise Unforgotten"
Ethan Brown's "Great people face great challenges"
Madeleine Ndjagmon's "The Huge Cost of My Integrity, It's impact in My Life, and My Peace of Mind Reward"

A Reading and Celebration of Student “This I Believe” Essays was held on 12/4/12 in the Lowell Campus – Lower Café where the winners were announced!  Edson Novinyo also read his winning essay at an all-college meeting of faculty, staff, and administrators during the Spring 2013 semester.

For the 2012 contest, students were asked to write an essay of approximately 500 words, describing one of their personal beliefs and telling a story illustrating how their belief was shaped.  See Guidelines & Tips for Writing Your Own “This I Believe” Essay.  (For information on the MCC Common Book.)

Past Winners of the WAC Student Writing Contest!


Also, read MCC This I Believe essays by fellow Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members!




Last Modified: 9/26/18