Bridgewater College presents English awards

Bridgewater CollegeTwo seniors have been honored for excellence in the Department of English at Bridgewater College.

The Outstanding Senior Award in English was presented to Katie Downing, and Max E. Weidman received the Outstanding Senior Award in Professional Writing.

The recipients are selected based on excellence in work performed in the English and professional writing majors.

Downing, an English and theater double major, from Eldersburg, Md., is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an international collegiate English honor society, and Alpha Psi Omega, a national theater fraternity. She is a member of the college’s Flory Honors Program. She also served as President of the Pinion Players, the student-led theater organization.

Weidman, a professional writing major, of Seaford, Va., served as an associate editor and staff writer for BC Voice, the student-run media organization on campus. He was a member of the Student Support Foundation and the Student Ambassador Association. He was also a member of the varsity men’s track and cross country teams.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to nearly 1,800 undergraduate students.

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