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Winners announced in Auburn University’s Spring Common Book writing contest

Common book winnersAUBURN – A challenge went out in early spring of this year for all undergraduate students at Auburn University to participate in a writing contest based on the 2010-11 Common Book, “Three Cups of Tea.” Contest winners were recently announced at a dinner hosted by Auburn University President Jay Gogue and Mrs. Susie Gogue.

The first place winner of the competition was Alicia Berdeguez for her submission in the form of a poem. Berdeguez is a freshman from Port Orange, Fla., majoring in creative writing. As part of her first place prize, she had the opportunity to shadow Auburn University Provost Mary Ellen Mazey and get a sense of the responsibilities the provost’s position entails.

Jennifer Robinson won second place for an essay about the theme of success in “Three Cups of Tea.” Robinson is a sophomore from Deatsville, Ala., majoring in English and Spanish. She shadowed Mazey during the recent Auburn University Board of Trustees meeting.

Eric Lopez won third place for a submission that tied the themes of the book to issues of foreign relations. Lopez is a senior from Peachtree City, Ga., majoring in political science. He shadowed the university’s director of athletics Jay Jacobs.

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Student oratory contest to be part of Auburn University’s 2010 King Week celebration

AUBURN – As part of Auburn University’s 2010 King Week celebration, students from schools in East Alabama are invited to participate in the “Word from the Mountain Top” oratory contest, sponsored by Access and Community Initiatives in the Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

The contest is open to students who are residents of Lee, Macon, Russell or Montgomery counties and currently enrolled in a college, university, community college, high school, middle school or junior high school. Entries should be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered to Brandon Wolfe in the office of Access and Community Initiatives no later than Jan. 11. No entry fee is required.

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