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Madhu Chopra Writing Contest Winners Announced

Many thanks to the Commerce students who creatively shared their experiences and to the Chopra family for making the contest possible and for honoring student writing at the McIntire School.

Taylor Henriksen, Margaret Silliman, and Charlie Trochlil

Taylor Henriksen, Margaret Silliman, and Charlie Trochlil

The McIntire School congratulates the winners of the 2021 Madhu Chopra Writing Contest. The first-place winner is Margaret Silliman (McIntire ’21) for her work, “Uber: Realistic or Selfish? Ethical Responsibilities in the Case Methodology”; the second-place winner is Charlie Trochlil (McIntire ’21) for his work, “Elevator Pitch.” Taylor Henriksen (McIntire ’22) won third place for her work, “Student Athlete.”

Commerce students were invited to reflect on a special person or experience at McIntire that has increased their responsibility and concern for others. Entries were judged on originality, creativity, self-awareness, and use of language. The winners received cash prizes: first place, $400; second place, $250; and third place, $150.

Madhu Chopra (McIntire ’89) was a dedicated, spiritual Commerce student tragically killed in the summer of 1988. Madhu’s parents annually sponsor the writing contest in her memory.

Many thanks to the Commerce students who creatively shared their experiences and to the Chopra family for making the contest possible and for honoring student writing at the McIntire School. The many essays, poems, and experimental writings received were of an exceptionally high quality.

Judges included faculty members Felicia Marston, Robert Patterson, and Marcia Pentz. Special thanks to Student Services’ Ben Raske for his valuable help with the contest.

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