Congratulations to all winners of Caltech undergraduate writing prizes in the humanities!
Alexander P. and Adelaide F. Hixon Prize for Writing in Freshman Humanities
Established in 2000 by Alexander P. and Adelaide F. Hixon, the Hixon Prize for Writing is awarded to an undergraduate student for the best composition in a freshman humanities course. The prize recipient is chosen by a humanities committee in conjunction with the Hixon Writing Center.
The 2021 Recipient TBA.
Bradley (Kaulana) Chun, "The Relevance of Jazz in Modern Historiography" (2021)
Previous winners of the Hixon Prize can be viewed online at this link.
Gordon McClure Memorial Communications Prize
The Gordon McClure Memorial Communications Prize is awarded by the humanities faculty to undergraduate students for excellence in written and oral communication skills.
English: Victoria Liu, "Ahab's Solipsism and the Illusion of Self-Reliance"
History: Saehui Hwang, "History of Hearing Aids"
Philosophy: Ryan White, "Fairness, Morality, and Pursuing an Ideal System of Distributive Justice"
Previous winners of the Gordon McClure Memorial Prize can be viewed online at this link.
Mary A. Earl McKinney Prize in Literature
The Mary A. Earl McKinney Prize in Literature was established in 1946 by Samuel P. McKinney, M.D., of Los Angeles. Its purpose is to promote proficiency in writing. The terms under which it is given are decided each year by the literature faculty; it may be awarded for essays submitted in connection with regular literature classes or on the basis of a special essay contest.
Poetry: Shiva Mudide, "Savor"
Prose: Hrishika Basava, "Unravel at the Seams"
Previous winners of the McKinney Prize can be viewed online at this link.
Hallet Smith Prize
The Hallett Smith Prize was established in 1997 to commemorate Professor Smith's long career as one of this century's most distinguished Renaissance scholars. The cash prize is awarded by the literature faculty to a student who writes the finest essay on Shakespeare.
Previous winners of the Hallet Smith Prize may be viewed online at this link.