Students Selected as Finalists for Norton Anthology Contest

November 30 2012
Category: Academics

Three Elmira College Students have been chosen as finalists by W. W. Norton & Co editors for The Norton Anthology Student Recitation Contest 2012. These students, Katie Gaskin ’15, Nicole Gentile ’16, and Amy Schmidt ’15, have been selected for this honor.

As stated on the W.W. Norton & Company website, “In Fall 2012, high school and college students worldwide were invited to submit original online video recitations of a work from the Norton Anthologies. Finalists were selected for each of the works by W. W. Norton & Company editors.” There are six categories in the competition, and only three finalists in each category.

“It’s always good to be recognized by the outside world,” comments the finalists’ professor, MaryJo Mahoney, Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Elmira College. “We have three underclassmen who have been recognized by a prestigious publisher. It doesn’t get better than this. This is a validation of all of our efforts. These young women represent the best of Elmira College.”

The links to the EC student video recitations on the Norton website are as follows:
Katie Gaskin '15 for her recitation of "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe

Nicole Gentile '16 for her recitation of "If" by Rudyard Kipling

Amy Schmidt '15 for her recitation of "A Bird, came down the Walk" by Emily Dickinson