During this festive season, English Department students "gave Haigazian a big present".
Ms. Dima Matta and Ms. Lana Zantout (HU juniors majoring in English Literature) participated in the Second Jawdat Haidar Essay Contest. They competed with students from AUB, LAU, LU, BAU, USEK, and USJ and won 2 prizes.
The prizes should have been distributed as follows:
Prize number one (2million Leb. Liras) for the best MA / MS student essay
Prize number two (1.5 million Leb. Liras) for the second best MA / MS student essay
Prize number three (1 million Leb. Liras) for the best BA / BS student essay
Luckily, the judging panel decided that (1) the first prize should go to Ms. Dima Matta because her essay is more qualified to win the first prize than any of the MA essays; (2) the third prize should go to Ms. Lana Zantout since her essay is the best among the bachelors.
The prizes were distributed during the ceremony that marked the Second Anniversary of the passing of the Poet Jawdat Haydar at the AUB Assembly Hall on Thursday Dec. 4, 2008.
Hope that HU students will continue to participate in different contests and show their potential.