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2015 Jerry B. Jenkins Writer Awards


Three Moody Students Receive Annual Writing Award During Founder’s Week

Three students were presented with the 2015 Jerry B. Jenkins Writer Award on Thursday, Feb. 5, during Moody Bible Institute’s annual Founder’s Week. The students were honored for their outstanding non-fiction narrative about an incident when they learned something significant from an important mentor.

“Several students told me they really liked this year’s topic because they could honor someone significant to them,” said Karyn Hecht, professor of communications and coordinator of the contest. “Fifty-five students entered essays, and the judges enjoyed reading about the many kinds of mentors God has provided.”

First place went to Kaitlyn Schwenk, sophomore ministry to women major, for her essay On Learning Loneliness. Maaike Vandermeer, freshman communications major, won second place for her essay Cold Food. Third place was awarded to Trevor Lovell, sophomore pastoral studies major, for his essay The Inglorious Route.

The contest was created in 1999 to honor Jerry B. Jenkins, who served as an editor with MOODY Magazine and vice president for Moody Publishers. Jenkins currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Trustees.

On Learning Lonelinessby Kaitlyn Schwenk, 1st Place

Cold Foodby Maaike Vandermeer, 2nd Place

The Inglorious Routeby Trevor Lovell, 3rd Place


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