About the Boothe Prize
The Boothe Prize recognizes and rewards outstanding expository and argumentative writing by first-year students in the Writing and Rhetoric and Thinking Matters Programs. One first-place and one honorable mention prize are awarded to outstanding essays from each academic quarter at an annual award ceremony in May.
Each first place winner receives a certificate, a copy of The Riverside Shakespeare and $350. Each honorable mention winner receives a certificate, a copy of The Riverside Shakespeare and $200. The winning essays are published annually in Boothe Prize Essays: Excellence in Writing at Stanford and are available online through this website.
The Boothe Prizes have been made possible by the generosity of the late D. Power Boothe, Jr. and his wife Catie. Mr. Boothe was a graduate of the Stanford class of '31.
Booth Prize essays for 2014-2015
Each year's Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2014-15
- Gloria Chua (Winner, Spring 2014): "Salvaging the Self: The Selfie’s Reclamation of the Unified Self in a Postmodern World" Instructor: Wendy Goldberg
- Diego Hernandez (Honorable Mention, Spring 2014): "Humanization and Dialogue in El Sistema and American Adaptations: Socially Minded Music Education through a Freirian Lens" Instructor: Hillary Miller
- Victoria White (Winner, Fall 2014): "Changing the Brothers: Constructions of Masculinity, Sexual Assault, and How to Fix the Frats" Instructor: Karli Cerankowski
- Grace Klein (Honorable Mention, Fall 2014): "Queer Christina of Sweden: How Evolving Accounts of a Long Dead Queen’s Sexuality Reflect More Upon Us Than He" Instructor: Robert Stephan
- Elisa Vidales (Winner, Winter 2015): "Time to Welcome Chaos: The Intersection of the Trickster, Creativity, and the Math Classroom" Instructor: Hillary Miller
- Antariksh Mahajan (Honorable Mention, Winter 2015): "The Emergence of Konfrontasi in Singapore’s National Narrative" Instructor: Magdalena H. Gross