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2017 Bede Award

The winner of the Fourth Annual Bede Award is Jamie Siemsen. Jamie is a senior from Hermantown, and will graduate next month with a double major in English and Philosophy. Jamie's winning essay described her research process for "Wittgenstein and the Language of Scientific Discovery," a paper written for Dr. Steven Ostovich's course on the Philosophy of Science (PHL 4420).

Winner of the 2017 Bede Award.

Bede Award winner Jamie Siemsen poses in front of the Venerable Bede.

An Honorable Mention Award was presented this year to Samantha Good, a freshman who wrote about her research for a paper on the Special Olyjmpics submitted last fall for Dr. Katherine Schaeffer's first year course in English composition. 

Sammi Good - Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention to Sammi Good.

Our judges this year were Dr. John Schifsky, Sister Sarah Smedman, OSB and Dr. Mary Tanner. The Bede Award is sponsored by the Friends of The College of St. Scholastica Library.


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