2017 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Eighteenth Annual ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest. In this year’s contest, there were 1,326 essays submitted from 67 universities, colleges, and institutions across the nation. Three judges read each essay and independently ranked them. This is the first time Dartmouth has 5 medal winners, including 3 GOLD medals!

Topic: Please write a short essay based on the following topic: “An Important Person in My Life / Важный человек в моей жизни.

Gold Medal (Catergory B, Level 2)
Matus Petrovsky, Dartmouth College

Gold Medal (Category C, Level 3)
Timothy Messen, Dartmouth College

Gold Medal (Category C, Level 4)      
Ksenia Ryzhova, Dartmouth College

Silver Medal (Category C, Level 2)
Maria Jarostchuk, Dartmouth College

Bronze Medal (Category A, Level 2) 
Amanda Durfee, Dartmouth College

Honorable Mention (Category A, Level 2)
Allyssa Austin, Dartmouth College

Honorable Mention (Category B, Level 3)
Luka Pejanovic, Dartmouth College