Area student receives first-year writing prize

Rockford graduate Jillian Haverkate, a Hope College freshman from Ada, received the Stephenson First-Year Writing Prize during the college’s annual Convocation on Thursday, April 29.

Jillian Haverkate

The prize, awarded each semester to the author of the paper selected as the best submitted in the first-year writing course, is given to encourage young writers.

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