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February 2002

Release Date: February 12, 2002

Three ASU Students Win Symposium Awards

The creative works of three Angelo State University students have earned them scholarships from the organizing committee of the annual Symposium on American Values.

Graduate creative writing major Don Menzies of Menard, sophomore communications major Sabrina Kay Roberts of Clyde and sophomore English major Kevin R. McSpadden of Rankin were honored for their poems, essays and short stories.

Menzies received a $200 scholarship for his entry of eight poems. He is the son of James and Joan Menzies of Menard and currently lives in San Angelo where he is working on his master's degree in English and writing a collection of short stories.

Roberts earned a $200 scholarship for her entry "The Best of Intentions," a short story dealing with family violence from different viewpoints. She is the daughter of Alan and Cynthia Roberts of Clyde. Roberts is minoring in journalism.

McSpadden received a $100 scholarship for his essay "Perfection." He is the son of Steve and Penny McSpadden of Rankin. He is minoring in communications.

The contest was conducted as part of the 2001 Angelo State University Symposium on American Values.