2021 Geraldine Burns and
Young Writers Contest Winners
On Saturday, April 17, OKCTE hosted our annual Spring Awards Ceremony to honor our award winners. Below are links to the recorded presentation, the slideshow, and the Young Writers Contest Anthology featuring creative writing and artwork from Oklahoma students. We also have a list of our Geraldine Burns Preservice Award winners listed.
Please take the time to recognize these winners for their tremendous accomplishment.
Geraldine Burns Award winners:
Alyssa Martinez - Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Julianne Ford - Oklahoma Baptist University
Bobbi Dobbins - University of Central Oklahoma
Lisa Torres - University of Central Oklahoma
Jordan Baker - Northeastern State University
Chaylan Asher - Northeastern State University
Jayden Dillon - Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Natalie Gregg - Oklahoma City University
Megan Hay - University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Kaitlin Robison - Oklahoma State University
Mercedes Terry - Cameron University
Kacy M. Price - University of Oklahoma
2019 Geraldine Burns Award for Excellence in English Education Recipients
Jessica Spence - Cameron University
Grace Mangum - Northeastern State University
Stephanie Starkey - Northeastern State University
Ashley Hontz - Oklahoma Baptist University
Jaqueline Harlinger - Oklahoma City University
Kinzie Garcia - Oklahoma State University
Jenna Tarrant - Oklahoma State University
Cheyenne Marski - University of Central Oklahoma
Elizabeth Kellogg - University of Oklahoma
Genevieve Gordon - University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
2019 Young Writers Contest Winners
2018 Geraldine Burns Award for Excellence in English Education Recipients
2018 Young Writers Contest Winners
Autumn Shaffer "A Growing Flower"
McKenna Stroud "The Hero Squad"
Mia Shumway "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Lauren Park "The Day I Met an M&M"
Alavaro Ian Carmena-Black "The Nobleman's Folly"
Carly Junod "The Ride"
Yannick Davidson "On Kantian Ethics in a Multiverse"
Michelle Mosby "Something to Believe In"
Ashley Jang "three am thoughts"
Erin Murphy "Pieces of my Soul"
Kalei Goodfox "1-800-273-8255"
William Loughridge "Police"
Kathryn Garn "Education in a Disinterested State"
Capri Foreman "Am I Straight? No"
Sydney Austin "Unusual"
Annemarie Cuccia "Crossed Off"
Michelle Mosby "How I Feel About You"
Joseph Hicks "A Message from the Void"
Jesse McCollum "What's Left"
Mandy Tyler "The Beast"
Geraldine Burns - History
Geraldine Burns (1929-2015), born in Altus, Oklahoma, received her teaching degree from Northeastern State University. She taught school for over thirty years before retiring from Jenks Public Schools in 1995. The Geraldine Burns Award, named in her honor, is an annual prize given to preservice teaching students who are recognized as outstanding future educators. Institutions of higher education nominate the best English teacher in their program who are set to graduate during the same year. Geraldine Burns award winners receive free OKCTE membership for the year and are recognized at the OKCTE spring conference.