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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

Writing Contest: Why a Degree?

Students participated in the third annual Northwest Vista College Writing Contest, “Why a Degree.”Students wrote their essays based on a theme of their choice (read the Writing Contest Rules).

Each essay was reviewed and scored by a group of college faculty and staff using an anonymous numbering system. 

Congratulations to all the winners! Click on the links below to read the winning essays*.

Prizes: First Place - $500, Second Place - $300, Third Place - $150, Fourth Place - $100 NVC Bookstore Card


Illeana Emily Coley Kimberly
First Place 
Illeana Barron
Second Place
Emily Veale
Third Place
Coley T. Bellamy
Third Place
Kimberly A. Redgate
Joaquin Yasemin Miranda Sonie
Third Place
Joaquin J. Rodriquez
Fourth Place
Yasemin A. Dinibutun
Fourth Place 
Miranda Hoffpauir
Fourth Place 
Sonie M. Johnson
Ted  Rebecca Gustavo  
Fourth Place 
Theodore Prendez  
 Fourth Place
Rebecca Leigh Reyes
 Fourth Place 
Gustavo M. Villa, Jr.


*Names and essays released with student permission. Some winning names and essays are not displayed.