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ACAF 2014 Graduate Student Essay Competitions Winners Announced

Feb 24, 2014
The 2014 ACA Foundation Graduate Student Essay competitions have come to a close. A record 400 essays were submitted for the annual competition.
ACA student members were competing for prizes in two essay competitions: the Future School Counselors Essay Competition (sponsored by the Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust) and the Graduate Student Essay Competition (sponsored by Gerald and Marianne Corey and Allen and Mary Bradford Ivey).

Formal recognition of the winning essayists will take place at the ACA 2014 Conference and Expo, March 27-30, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Gerald and Marianne Corey and Allen and Mary Bradford Ivey Graduate Student Essay Competition

Grand Prize Winner:  Everett Painter, University of Tennessee

Runners-up: (in alphabetical order)

Brad Carmichael, Old Dominion University
Julia Olson, Regis University
Sara Pomerantz, University of Vermont
Erin Wenzel, Antioch University Seattle
Tanya Willson, Barry University  

Honorable Mentions: (in alphabetical order)
Saihba Ali, Southern Methodist University
Elizabeth Ballenski, Colorado Christian University
Alice Boertje, Concordia University Chicago
Justin Cook, Missouri State University
David Ray Dingus, Lindsey Wilson College
Eric Esters, Argosy University
Katherine Kingra, Husson University
Arnold P. Sprague, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
Justin Trout, Lindsey Wilson College
Lorilee Virnig, St. Mary’s of Minnesota

Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust Graduate Student Essay for Future School Counselors

Grand Prize Winner:  Claire Nawojchik, University of Virginia

Runners-up: (in alphabetical order)
Mary Feamster, Appalachian State University
Miranda Pool, Vanderbilt University
Laura Preston, Campbell University
Danielle Sheppard, Northeastern Illinois University
MaryBeth Yeaman, Purdue University

Honorable Mentions: (in alphabetical order)
Emily Bess, University of Virginia
Sisi L. Chen, University of Rochester Warner School of Education
Emily R. Hess, The George Washington University
Norma Leaf, Johns Hopkins University
Holly Shepherd, University of Virginia
Joe Murphy, Jr., University of Tennessee
Amanda Shapiro, Purdue University
Kristin Studle, Eastern Kentucky University
Tyler W. Wasson, Northwest Nazarene University
Jessie Youngblood, University of Northern Colorado

Congratulations to all of our winners! The winning essays will be published in Counseling Today this spring!

PRIZES


Graduate Student Essay Competition (Corey/Ivey)
Grand Prize Winner (1)
$1,000 grant
Complimentary registration for ACA 2014 Annual Conference, plus $250 ACA eGift certificate
Publication of essay in Counseling Today
 
Runners up (5)
Complimentary registration for the ACA 2014 Annual Conference, plus
$250 ACA eGift certificate
Publication of essay in Counseling Today
 
Honorable Mentioned (10)
Complimentary registration for ACA 2014 Annual Conference
OR
$250 ACA eGift certificate
 
ACA Future School Counselors Essay Competition (Ross)
Grand Prize Winner (1)
$1,000 grant
Complimentary registration for ACA 2014 Annual Conference, plus
$250 ACA eGift certificate
Publication of essay in Counseling Today
 
Runners up (5)
Complimentary registration for the ACA 2014 Annual Conference, plus
$250 ACA eGift certificate
Publication of essay in Counseling Today
 
Honorable Mentioned (10)
Complimentary registration for ACA 2014 Annual Conference
OR
$250 ACA eGift certificate

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