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Past Winners of the Norman Mailer Middle and High School Teacher Award

2015 Winners

Middle School/High School Teacher Creative Non-Fiction Winner:
Josh Davis from Beachwood High School in Beachwood, Ohio
A Pair

High School Creative Non-Fiction Winner:
Madeline Kim from Polytechnic School, La Canada, California
Two Portraits (author copyright)

Community College Creative Non-Fiction Winner:
Jacob Pomainville from SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, New York
Rhyme Sayers, Life Savers

Four-Year College Creative Non-Fiction Winner:
Eric Boodman from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
''Geigenbaumeister,'' ''Wasting Away,'' and ''Mabel's Room''

College Poetry Winner:
Alex-Quan Pham from Marymount Manhattan College in New York, New York
Collected Poems

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2014 Winners

2014 Middle School/High School Teacher Non-Fiction Winner:
Andrew Jones from Istanbul American Robert College
Istanbul, Turkey
The Inca Champions League

2014 High School Creative Non-Fiction Winner:
Henry Colt from Northfield Mt. Hermon High School, Gill, MA
Three Personal Essays

2014 Community College Creative Non-Fiction Winner:
 Connor Rystedt from Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN
The Flag Room

2014 4-yr Creative Non-Fiction Winner:
Sarah Esther Maslin from Yale University, New Haven, CT
Now I ain't sayin' he a gold digger...

2014 College Poetry Winner:
Angela Qian from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Collected Poetry

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2013 Winners

2013 Middle/High School Teacher Winner: Teresa Janssen
Port Townsend High School, Port Townsend, WA
In Search of Pink Famingos: A Journey to the Middle of the Earth

2013 High School Winner: Oscar Medrano
Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy, Washington, DC
I Accept

2013 Two-Year College Winner: Jonathan Holland
Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN

2013 Four-Year College Winner: Brendan Craine
University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver, CO
A Cicada Shell/It Sang Itself/Utterly Away

2013 College Poetry Winner: Amelia Urry
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Poetry by Amelia Urry

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2012 Winners

2012 Middle/High School Teacher Winner: Kay McSpadden
York School District #1, Rock Hill, SC
Why Women Moan in Bed

2012 High School Winner: Brittany Newell
Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI
Bad Kids

2012 Two-Year College Fiction Winner: Edwin Reese
St. Louis Community College – Meramec, St. Louis, MO
Lost Cosmonauts

2012 Four-Year College Fiction Winner: Vincent Scarpa
Emerson College, Boston, MA
I Hope You’re Wrong About Scottsdale

2012 Four-Year College Poetry Winner: Kim Stoll
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
If the Stars Were Black, the Skies White

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2011 Winners

2011 Middle/High School Teacher Winner: Marjorie Gilchrist-Young
Swain County High School, Bryson City, NC
The Tender Branch

2011 High School Winner: Dalia Wolfson
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Parquet Dictionary

2011 Two-Year College Winner: Christopher Woodard
Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA
Let All Those End Soon With Few Tears

2011 Four-Year College Winner:  Elisa Gonzalez
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Digital Leftovers, All the Words I Knew, Family History

2010 Winners

2010 Community College Winner: Gwyne Bahler, Hair
Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, Indiana

2010 High School Winner: Dawna Bagherian, High Above the Ground
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, Illinois

2010 College Winner; Minh Phuong Nguyen, Suffering Self
University of Missouri - Colombia

2009 Winners

2009 High School Winner:  Emily Swanagin
Read Emily's essay Luna
Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama

2009 College Winner:  John Gilmore, Final Cascade
John's piece has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction.
Utah State University, Logan

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