Marcin is First WC Student to Win Pair of Literary Awards in Same Year
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Washington College junior men's soccer captain Tim Marcin (Wilmington, DE/Concord) is an exemplary scholar-athlete. A two-time member of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, Marcin is a Presidential Fellow at Washington College and is the sports editor for the school's newspaper, The Elm. Now, he's done something no student at Washington College has ever done before.
On Monday, Marcin was named the 2012 winner of both the William Warner Prize and the Veryan Beacham Prize. The William Warner Prize is awarded to the Washington College undergraduate who shows the greatest aptitude for writing about nature and the environment, while the Veryan Beacham Prize, given to a Washington College Junior for excellent writing that reflects and helps shape a greater understanding about vital issues in civic life, culture, and society. Prior to Marcin, no student had ever won both awards in the same year.
"My writing process is usually pretty chunky, in that I end up writing large chunks if not the whole piece in one sitting . . . Once I get writing I can't stop until I feel like the thought I had is completed and it usually takes the entirety of a piece to complete whatever the thought is. The poem I wrote for the Beacham prize, for instance, was tumbling around in my head for a few days before I finally got around to actually writing it down."