Honorable Mention Essays for 2013
Essays are judged in two rounds. In the first round each essay is read and ranked independently and anonymously by three judges. Only a small fraction of those advance to the second round in which each essay is read and ranked by every judge on the entire panel. The following essays did not win one of the top three prizes in each division but were adjudged worthy of proceeding into the round of finalists. They are therefore accorded Honorable Mention.
High School Division
Tatiana Morand, Académie Catholique Ange-Gabriel, Brockville, Ontario Canada: “Flowers, Chocolate, and Clocks; the Role of Timing in Romance.” Mentor: Jacie Morand.
Meghan Grojean, Villa Duchesne, St. Louis, MO: “Austen’s Letters: How Limitations of the Time Affected the Culture of Relationships.” Mentor: Elizabeth Yee.
Laura E. Collins, Villa Duchesne, St. Louis, MO: “Timing Is Everything: The Importance of Opportunity, Intention, and Fate.” Mentor: Parents.
Megan M. Pohl, Villa Duchesne, St. Louis, MO: “Pride and Prejudice and Perceptions: a Study of the Jane Austen Female Motif.” Mentor: Kathy Pohl.
Unjoo M. Oh, Home School, Gimpo, Gyeonggido, South Korea: “Time in Relation to Romance and Marriage - Pride and Prejudice.” Mentor: Lilianna Meldrum Serbicki.
Sydney L. Bertino, Home School (Venture Academy), Tyler, TX: “Time and Character Intertwined.” Mentor: Dana Bertino.
Madeline C. Smith, Smith Academy Homeschool, Columbia, SC: “Time Will Tell: Lessons From Austen in Pride and Prejudice.” Mentor: Nicole Smith.
Julie M. Lew, Homeschool, Los Angeles, CA: “Timetabling Happiness.” Mentor: Laura Lew.
Chloe R. Wiggins, Lower Moreland High School, Huntingdon Valley, PA: “Time: Relationships and Reform in Pride and Prejudice.”
Jessica M. Whitman, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL: “Time as a Predictor of Maturation: Understanding the Evolution of Jane Austen’s Men in Pride and Prejudice.”
Caitlyn D. Girardi, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL: “Elizabeth: Creature of the Wild.” Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Anderson.
S. Olivia Anderson, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL: “The Timing of Transforming Chastisement.”
Lydia J. Saldanha, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI: “A Change of Heart: The Effects of Time, Experience and Attitude on the Sentiments of Austen’s Characters.”
Conny L. Fasshauer, Chapman University, Orange, CA: “Charlotte’s Chance at Happiness: The Lasting Power of the Marriage of Convenience.” Mentor: Dr. Lynda Hall.
Marina M. Shugrue, Chapman University, Orange, CA: “Timing in Pride and Prejudice.” Mentor: Dr. Lynda Hall.
Atalia L. Lopez, Chapman University, Orange, CA: “Not So ‘Timeless’: The Seasonality of Pride and Prejudice.” Mentor: Dr. Lynda Hall.
Theresa B. Sauer, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY: “Time and Timelessness: Pride and Prejudice.” Mentor: Dr. Amy Wolf.
Monica M. Krason, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH: “‘Let it be For Yourself Alone’: Personal Choice as the Barometer for Timeliness in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.”
Mindy M. Sansoucie, Webster University, St. Louis, MO: “Love Comes Second: The Gender-Lens on Time in Pride and Prejudice.” Mentor: Sheila Hwang.
Mary E. Pinkes, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA: “Truths Temporally Acknowledged: The Moral Timing of Pride and Prejudice.” Mentor: Constance Myers-Kelly.
Vicki M. Kohl: “Resisting the Pressure of Time in Pride and Prejudice.”