Essay Contest

The Center of Excellence Essay Contest is designed to give Teacher Cadets, current undergraduate and graduate students at Francis Marion University, and in-service P-12 teachers in Center Partner Districts, the opportunity to write about the challenges of working with children of poverty.

The topic selected each year is intended to encourage participants to develop their own views about a central idea while concurrently substantiating these views with references to current research. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants have the opportunity to win cash awards.

Essay Contest Winners:

  • 2017

    Paul Wells, Jennifer Huber

    Graduates
  • 2015

    Noelle Margaret Ford

    Graduate
  • 2014

    Rachel ArceJaeger

    Graduate
  • 2014

    Hannah Williams

    Graduate
  • 2014

    Leanne Elizabeth Rogers

    Undergraduate
  • 2013

    Sara Gregson, Gregory Herb

    Graduates
  • 2012

    Tamela Barfield George, Gaye H. Graham

    Graduates
  • 2012

    Matthew Lee Woodward, Ansley Newell

    Teacher Cadets
  • 2011

    Stacy Fitts, Lena McDonald-Greene, Verbiatene F. Weaver

    Graduates
  • 2011

    Joyce Nettles, Dexter Benjamin Gore, Kaylor Jeffords, Brooke Mogy

    Teacher Cadets
  • 2010

    Cynthia McDuffie

    Graduate
  • 2010

    Katherine Nicole Watson, Erica S. Brown

    Teacher Cadets

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