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Academic writers celebrated for essay submissions

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The celebration was hosted in the atrium space of the Fort St. John Campus and attended by students, faculty and staff, president and CEO Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki, NLC Board of Governor member Robert Zeunert and NLC Foundation director Shawna-Marie Phillips.

“I’m so proud of the students,” said History instructor Eva St. Jean. “They all work quite hard to get their essays submitted, and to see this come back as a result is very rewarding.” Kendra Michel, Katherine Fang, and Rajbir Kaur were on hand to present their work.

Kendra Michel is the first runner-up of the UNBC Essay Award with her submission “A Dené Tha story: The Telling from One Girl about her Family and People, and her Hope for their Future.” Kendra’s essay is a moving story of the recent history of the Dené Tha in the Fort Nelson area. Kendra’s essay shows how academic writers can weave together autobiography and scholarly analysis.

Katherine Fang’s paper, entitled “The Election of 1911: The End of Long-triumphant Liberalism,” provides an outstanding analysis of early-twentieth-century Canadian politics. One of Katherine’s goals after graduating is to join a non-profit organization providing services to children and personals with special needs.

Rajbir Kaur’s paper is entitled “Facebook Behavior among Millenials: To What Extent Is It Explained by Narcissistic Attitudes?” Rajbir was born in Jalandhar, District Punjab, India. She has now completed her first year in NLC’s SSWD program and plans to continue with a degree in social work after graduating from NLC.

“Our students continue to show how NLC strives for high-quality learning in the North,” said Dr. Steve Roe, Dean of Academic and Vocational programs. “We’re very happy to encourage academic growth in all our students. Congratulations to all our writers on their accomplishments.”