Wren Halpern ’23 (CLAS) Wins Kathleen Gibson McPeek Scholarship

Congratulations to Wren Halpern, the 2021 Winner for the 2021 Kathleen Gibson McPeek Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an author with an outstanding essay on a literary text or texts! Written in Fall 2020, Wren wrote their essay in ENGL 3613: Introduction to LGBT Literature. They were nominated for the award by Julia Brush.

Congratulations also to our honorable mentions: Sophie Archambault ’23 (CLAS), Judah Berl ’22 (CLAS) and Catherine Casey ’21 (CLAS).

The English Scholarship Committee received an unusually high number of McPeek essays this year, which is a testament to our passionate faculty who assigned obviously engaging prompts. It was a pleasure to see the breadth of skill that our students hold in writing and analysis, especially across the many courses represented for this past scholarship year.

Congratulations again to all!