Essay Contest Winners

Famed Novelist Chinua Achebe meets with student winners of 'Things Fall Apart' essay contest

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Essays in alphabetical order:

Jennifer L. Bailard, Arts and Sciences

Stephen C. Clipp, Architecture, Art and Planning

Maya Cohen, Arts and Sciences

Terrance Fedigan, Arts and Sciences

Devin Kennedy, Arts and Sciences

Hector Lopez Marquez, Arts and Sciences

Preeta Ragavan, Arts and Sciences

Steven Sachs, Agriculture and Life Sciences

Paul Scanlon, Arts and Sciences

David Vautin, Engineering



Things Fall Apart

"Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings" (p. 8)

Broken mask

2005 New Student Reading Project Cornell University