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Robinson Essay

John W. and Ruth V. Robinson Essay in the Humanities

The Robinson Award is the premiere writing award for high school students in West Michigan. It is open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Muskegon County in the fields of English, history and government. Teachers submit their students’ best classroom work for this prestigious award.

The name of the 1st place winner of the Robinson Essay award is inscribed on a plaque that hangs in the Hackley Public Library. The winners are awarded $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.

2019 Winners

1st

Mieke Hart
Mona Shores HS
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2nd

Carlie Shaw
Mona Shores HS
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3rd

Nick McNabnay
Reeths-Puffer HS
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The Robinson Essay in the Humanities Award was established in 1988 by Dr. Harry W. Robinson in honor of his parents, John and Ruth Robinson . Harry Robinson received a doctorate from Harvard University and their daughter, Maxine, received a masters degree from Michigan State University. Life-long residents of Muskegon, the Robinsons were devoted to family, home and the community, and were firmly committed to the importance of education. Assisting students in their post secondary careers was of great importance to them. Funds for the Robinson Essay in the Humanities award are managed by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.