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Sophie Kerr Prize
Sophie Kerr finalists announced
Sophie Kerr finalists announced

Washington College announced five finalists Friday, including two from the Baltimore area, for its annual Sophie Kerr Prize. The nation's largest undergraduate literary award is worth $62,900 this year. The private liberal arts college in Chestertown annually bestows the prize on the graduating senior who is judged to show the most literary talent and promise. Members of the school's English faculty selected five finalists from portfolios submitted by 32 students. The prize is named for Sophie Kerr, a native of Denton in Caroline County who became a published fiction writer and national magazine editor in New York. She bequeathed much of her estate to the school on her death in...