Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-03-21

Three Samford University students tied for first place honors in the annual history essay contest sponsored at Samford by the Birmingham chapter of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama.

Charlton R. Hollon of Birmingham, Marian Wagner of Spring, Texas, and Patrick Young of Little Rock, Ark., each won top awards for their winning papers, which were judged from those written in Samford history classes.

Hollon's paper was entitled "Serving the Cause of Orthodoxy: A Study of Charles Chauncy's Role in the Great Awakening."

Wagner's paper was entitled "King Philip's War and Mary Rowlandson's Captivity."

Young's paper was entitled "The Cherokee in the American Revolution."

Second place honors went to John Marc Price of Orange Beach, Ala., and Ashley Sharpe of Jefferson City, Tenn. Ryan Hebson of Hoover and Andrew Hull of Huntsville tied for third place.

Honorees were recognized at a March 16 program and luncheon hosted by the Colonial Dames at Mountain Brook Country Club.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.