JASNA Syracuse is delighted to congratulate Mary E. Pinkes of Fayetteville on becoming a second-time winner in the JASNA Essay Contest! Mary, a graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School and now a student at Mount Holyoke College, has won the 2014 first-place award in the college/university division for her essay "The Solution of Silence: The Character of Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park," which can be read here. Both Mary and her mentor for the essay, Constance Myers-Kelly of JDHS, have again received one-year memberships in JASNA as part of their awards, and both have been invited to this year's JASNA Annual General Meeting in Montreal in October for the award ceremony. In addition, Mary will receive a scholarship check for $1000 and one of JA's novels.
Here, from our 2012 AGM photo essay, is the picture we ran of Mary accepting her first-place college award in Brooklyn for her essay "Abilities, Affections, and the Art of Pleasing: The Ascent of Lucy Steele and Penelope Clay." We hope to include a better photo of her Montreal acceptance in this autumn's AGM photo essay!