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English Departmental and Dawson Gaillard Award Winners for 2021

Each year the English department recognizes English majors who excel in each of our three major tracks: Literature, Writing, and Film & Digital Media. This year the department recognizes the following juniors:

Gabriela Barre Daniel Schwalm Briana Bhola

Gabriela Barre, Award of Excellence in Literature

Daniel Schwalm, Award of Excellence in Writing

Briana Bhola, Award of Excellence in Film and Digital Media

The department also recognizes the following seniors:

Amelia Williams Lynsey Giardina Samantha Ammons

Amelia Williams, Julian Wasserman Outstanding Literature Major Award

Lynsey Giardina, Katherine H. Adams Award for Outstanding Writing Major Award

Samantha Ammons, Peggy McCormack Award for Outstanding Film and Digital Media Major Award

Dawson Gaillard Writing Awards 2021

Each year the English department holds writing competitions in expository and creative writing. The competitions are open to all Loyola students, and the winners are determined by a committee of English department faculty. These awards honor the memory of former English faculty member and chairperson, Dr. Dawson Gaillard, whose dedication to the teaching of writing was a particular inspiration to both her students and her colleagues.

Abbey Hebert Austyn Malynn Sasha Solano-McDaniel Gabriela Barre

The Dawson Gaillard Award for Poetry goes to Abbey Hebert.

The Dawson Gaillard Award for Fiction goes to Austyn Malynn.

The Dawson Gaillard Award for Best Essay goes to Sasha Solano-McDaniel.

The Dawson Gaillard Award for Best Script goes to Gabriela Barre.