Additional winners of the 2015 Prize in Ethics Essay Contest include: The essay contest is intended for undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States.
Students may write about any topic they wish, as long as their essay explores the theme of ethics.
“Finishing the essay also provided me with a deep sense of closure for some of the unpleasant things I'd gone through, and replaced it with a newfound focus,” Barkley said.
She won $500 and a trip to New York City to attend the awards ceremony and a seminar with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Sosland Foundation Fellow Dr. At Winthrop, Barkley serves on the Council of Student Leaders (CSL)’s campus outreach committee and as a representative for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. In high school, she visited Winthrop each year for all-state chorus and knew it was the best place to go for music education. She hopes to teach and conduct research to target issues within the intersection of economic inequality and education.
Leslie Bickford, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) and associate professor of English, encouraged Barkley to enter the essay contest.
This office, along with the Mc Nair Scholars program, is just one of many Winthrop offers to help first-generation, low-income students pursue that degree.
Tesfaye Gebre-Kidan became the new leader and accepted a letter from President George Bush requesting that he allow the exodus of Jews from the country to Israel or the United States would not help him negotiate a truce with the advancing rebels.
The idea for these centers came to the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity from seeing the growing need for safe and educational centers for the Ethiopian-Jewish refugees in Israel.
It was more that I wanted to fit all these pieces of the puzzle together in a way that was meaningful and productive.” The essay begins with Barkley riding in her father’s truck on the way to her mother’s apartment.
Looking around the kitchen, Barkley recalls how, the more time she spends at college – “a place that wholly liberated me”—the harder it is to return home.