Haverhill Student Wins Northern Essex Writing Award

Emily Zinsmeister received a Dell Tablet donated by Dell Inc. for her award winning English Composition I essay.

Northern Essex Community College student Emily Zinsmeister of Haverhill received a new Dell Tablet recently for being awarded the Professor Elizabeth Arnold Award during the 32nd Annual NECC Writing Awards Ceremony.

Her essay was titled “Once Upon a Time in America…”

The Dell tablet was donated by Dell Inc.

Every semester the English department honors noteworthy student writers.

Essays written in English Composition I and II classes identified by instructors as having exceptional merit are eligible to be submitted, with student permission, to the Awards Committee.

The Composition Awards program is a forum where expository works, which instructors feel deserve a wider audience can be enjoyed. It is a celebration of the best results of work assigned in Composition I and II.

The Elizabeth Arnold Award is given when the Awards Committee deems an English Composition I essay outstanding. The award is named for Professor Emeritus Elizabeth Arnold, who taught journalism and composition at the college from 1969 to 1988. Professor Arnold initiated the journalism concentration and under her supervision the NECC Observer grew to a 40-page bi-weekly newspaper.