22 September Members to be Published in Nota Bene, Receive $3,000 in Scholarships Tweet September 22, 2014 Engagement, Events & Awards Engagement, Events Awards 0 Literary works from 26 Phi Theta Kappa members have been chosen from more than 960 entries for publication in the 2014 edition of Nota Bene, the Society's honors anthology. Authors of the five most outstanding entries received $3,000 in Nota Bene scholarships.Patrick Hughes from Mountain View Community College in Dallas, Texas, received the Nell Ewing Citation Award for best entry in Phi Theta Kappa's annual Nota Bene literary competition for his short story, "The Reluctant Warrior."� He expressed his gratitude for the honor and said he planned to use the $1,000 scholarship to further his education and seek more advanced degrees."I've been writing ever since I was in high school, generally science fiction and fantasy," said Hughes, a biology major. "I would like to study the effects of space on living creatures, but I would still like to continue to write on the side and hopefully get published."Nota Bene was founded in 1994 to showcase exceptional writing among community college students. Copies of Nota Bene are distributed to all community college libraries and to Phi Theta Kappa leaders. Since the establishment of the journal and the scholarship program, $60,000 in scholarships have been presented to Phi Theta Kappa members, and more than 300 students have had their work published. Entries for the 2015 Nota Bene competition are due April 3, 2015.Winners of the 2014 Nota Bene scholarships areEwing Citation Scholarship of $1,000, for the Best Overall Entry:"The Reluctant Warrior" - Short StoryPatrick HughesMountain View Community College, Dallas, TexasReynolds Awards of $500 each:"Mama" - Short StoryCassandra Van GelderCollege of Southern Nevada, Nevada"Hail Mary" - Short StoryKaitlyn WormanLane Community College, Oregon"The Price Of" - PoemDaryl WatkinsCollege of Southern Nevada, Nevada"Sore Thumb" - PoemDiana SherrardMt. San Antonio College, CaliforniaThe following students had their work selected for publication:Research Papers"From Wallpapers to Institutes: The 19th Century's Response to Mental IllnessStephanie RodriguezLake Sumter State College, Florida"A Contrast of Mr. Darcy's Motives and Mill's Ideals in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice"Caroline FranceGreenville Technical College, South Carolina"The Online Education Quandary: Is Higher Education Ready to Embrace the Digital Revolution?"Lisa HaygoodFullerton College, California"John Adams and the Alien and Sedition Acts"Nancy MantickIvy Tech Community College, IndianaEssays"The Power of Darkness"Hannah PruittJones County Junior College, Mississippi"A Life Outside the Box"Ashley RogersDaytona State College, Florida"Equine-Assisted Therapy: Equine Talent or Magical Properties"Stacy McElvaneyRed Rocks Community College, Colorado"Blooms of Integrity"Elise JacksonCollege of DuPage, IllinoisShort Stories"Avigail Gemma Reznikoff"Kandace KellyCentral Arizona College, Arizona"Lightning Bug"Cassandra Van GelderCollege of Southern Nevada, Nevada"What Lies Over the Ocean"Mackenzie AdixTacoma Community College, Washington"Will the Last One Out Please Shut the Door"Tammara LeminenBerkshire Community College, Massachusetts"The Regret"Oriana WoodSt. Louis Community College - Wildwood, Missouri"The Song of the Morning Star"Lindsay BaseCoffeyville Community College, Kansas"Desperate Decision"Viviana MendozaLone Star College - Kingwood, TexasPoetry"Listening to Diana Krall on the Radio"Tammara LeminenBerkshire Community College, Massachusetts"One More Push"Catherine MahonyReading Area Community College, Pennsylvania"Fault Lines"Zachary JonesJackson College, Michigan"On the Corner of Never and Again"Zachary JonesJackson College, Michigan"Over"Jocelyn WagnerMerced College, California"Lunacy"Justin JonesGeorgia Highlands College, Georgia"Just Out of Reach"Joanne RosierBerkshire Community College, Massachusetts"Awaiting the Geese"Joanne RosierBerkshire Community College, Massachusetts"If Only I Could Think of Sweeter Things to Say��"Daryl WatkinsCollege of Southern Nevada, Nevada"Pandering"Kathleen Settels-BlackthorneIrvine Valley College, California"Hotel Room"Renee SoaseyClark Community College, Washington"Released"Nancy MantickIvy Tech Community College, IndianaPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually. Comments are closed.