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Introduction to Anthropology students win first place, honorable mentions in national essay contest

February 25th, 2011

 Student Joshua Matthews won first place for his essay – “Finding Purpose”—in the 7th Annual Be the Star You Are! essay contest sponsored by US Bank. The winning essay can be read at

Students Alison French, Sarah Leonard, Brenna Stewart, and Kaitlin King were each recognized with honorable mentions for the essays they submitted to the national essay contest sponsored by Be the Star You Are, an organization committed to empowering women, families, and youth-at-risk through improved literacy and positive media.

All awardees were students in Jenell Paris’ Intro to Anthology course and wrote about the service-learning experiences.

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