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|Local Knox College Students Win Awards
|Students from the area were recognized for their achievements for the 2008-2009 academic year at an Honors Banquet at Knox College. Awards for academic achievement, athletic achievement and awards and prizes for special accomplishments were conferred.
Timothy Stedman of Galesburg earned a second place art award from the Dick Blick Company Prize in Graphic Design. It is awarded at the Al Young Art Contest and Exhibit for excellence in graphic design and is established by Dick Blick Company.
Sara Patterson of Geneseo received the Ira E. and Martha Campbell Neifert Memorial Scholarship. It is awarded to a superior senior in chemistry, including pre-medical and pre-dental majors, on recommendation of the chemistry department chair.
Deanna Wendel of Bishop Hill received a second place English Howard
A. Wilson Prize. An annual prize awarded to the Knox students writing the best pieces of literary criticism during an academic year. The selection is made by the English department faculty and named in honor of Professor Howard Wilson, Knox faculty 1946-80. It was established by members of the faculty, former students, and friends. She also received the Mikiso Hane Asian Studies Prize. It is awarded to the Knox junior who has done the most distinguished work relating to Asian Studies. This interdisciplinary field encompasses a variety of subjects, including history, political science, anthropology, economics and Japanese language. It was established by colleagues and friends to honor Professor Mikiso Hane, Knox faculty, 1961-1992.
Sara Patterson of Geneseo received the Szold Prize in History. It is awarded for extraordinary merit in the field of history and was established by Robert Szold, class of 1909.
Devlin Reem of Galesburg received the Ida M. Tarbell Memorial Prize. The Tarbell Prize was established in 1999 by an anonymous alumna to commemorate Miss Tarbell's effectiveness as an investigative reporter and her ties to Knox College. The prize is awarded to the student who, during that academic year, presented the best article or series based on investigative reporting.
Kevin Malone of Bushnell received the John W. Hilding Prize for athletic achievement. It is awarded to a senior athlete, chosen by coaches and team captains, whose career in varsity sports at Knox is outstanding. It was established by Mabel Anderson Adams, class of 1908, in memory of her first husband, class of 1907.
Nathan Ayers of Hanna City received the Jeff Sandburg Mental Toughness Award. It is awarded to the senior athlete who is judged to have dealt most effectively with adversity during his or her Knox career. Chosen by a vote of the full-time coaching staff and the Director of Alumni Programs, it was established by gifts from family and friends in honor of Jeff Sandburg, class of 1964.
(Submitted by Knox College)
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