Sophomore Wins Family Weekend Essay Contest

Posted: October 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sophomore Marissa Herrmann, a communication major from Richmond, was the first-place winner in the Family Weekend Essay Contest sponsored by the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services (OFPS). Her essay, “Borrowed Traits,” reflects on the traits of her various family members and how she thinks of them and draws strength from them as she goes through her day at George Mason.

Bridget Anderson, the second-place winner, is a freshman majoring in education; and Elizabeth Bixby, the third-place winner, is also a freshman majoring in art and visual technology.

For more information on the essay contest and to read the winning essay, visit the OFPS web site.

Marissa Herrmann with family
Marissa Herrmann (left, standing) with her mother, father, and sister.

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