Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen (2020)

Jose Antonio Vargas takes audiences deeper into his story, sharing details of his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hadn’t seen in person in over 20 years.

Nine students were awarded prizes in the 2019 Common Reader Essay Contest, in response to the book Educated by Tara Westover. Please click on the names of the winners to access the essays. 

Here are the winners:

  • First place: Karin Ueda, a Nutrition and Medical Sciences major from New York, NY. 
  • Second place: Shayna Moses, an Honors Program student and Nursing major from Kings Park, NY
  • Third place: Leah Currie, an Honors Program student and Global Enterprise Management major from Smithfield, RI
  • Fourth place: Josephine Oei, an Honors Program student and Biological Sciences major from New Castle, DE
  • Honorable Mention: Emily Lewis, an Honors Program student and University Studies major from Oakland, NJ
  • Honorable Mention: Felicia Seybold, an Honors Program student and Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology major student from Dover, DE
  • Honorable Mention:Lucas Driscoll, an Honors Program student and Political Science major from Newark, DE
  • Honorable Mention: John Tucker, a University Studies major from Middletown, DE
  • English Language Institute winner: Ruotong Hou, a University Studies major from Shenzhen, China. 

 

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