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Abigail Storch Recipient of 2014 Benjamin Carr Award

The Templeton Honors College is pleased to announce that sophomore English major Abigail Storch is the winner of the annual Benjamin T. Carr Memorial Award for truth seeking in journalism and creative nonfiction. Her winning submission is entitled, “Create Your Own Culture” and was published in the November 2013 issue of The Waltonian.

The submissions were carefully reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges, who praised Ms. Storch’s submission for doing “an amazing job of connecting high art (Robert Serra’s Television Delivers People), mass appeal fiction (Tuesdays with Morrie) and the popular culture of our daily television viewing to arrive at a truth about how American culture shapes us.” One judge noted the intriguing truth Storch brought out that “we aspire to be delivered from the mundane details of our daily lives, even as we allow ourselves to be delivered as consumers.” Another commented that the Storch’s writing “exemplified the possibilities of writing as a truth-seeking activity.”

The Benjamin T. Carr Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor Benjamin Carr, who graduated from the Templeton Honors College in 2006. Recipients of the scholarship should exemplify a love of seeking the truth as demonstrated by effort, persistence, and potential in journalism or creative non-fiction.

The Templeton Honors College congratulates Abigail Storch for her accomplishment.

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