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Sophie Kerr Prize announcement returns to Washington College
Sophie Kerr Prize announcement returns to Washington College

The announcement of the winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize, the nation's largest undergraduate literary award, will return next year to Washington College's Chestertown campus after a brief stint when it was given in New York City or Baltimore, officials announced Tuesday. Traditionally, the winner had been honored during the college's commencement. But in 2011, officials moved it elsewhere, saying that student disappointment at failing to win cast a pall over graduation for some entrants. The change drew criticism from alumni and students. Laura Maylene Walter, who won the prize in 2003 and lives in Cleveland, applauded school officials for bringing the award back to...

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