Ward Prize Celebrates Best First-Year Paper


Catherine Costley ’15 won this year’s Ward Prize for best first-year paper. (Courtesy)

By Kathryn DeSutter

On Friday, Oct. 5 in the Twilight Auditorium at 4:15 p.m., an audience of over 75 faculty, staff, administrators, students and parents watched the ceremony to award the Paul Ward Prize for Excellence in Writing.

The winner of the prize was Catherine Costley ’15 for her paper “Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath: Their Exploration of Female Transcendence.”

Two runner-up awards were given to Margaret Morris ’15 and Carolyn Orosz ’15.

Mooris and Orosz each received a check for $250.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Will Cuneo ’15 and Margaret Hadley ’15.