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Eternal Grammar Champions

"Great individuals are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted."
--Napoleon


 
Below, in this hallowed hall, enshrined for all eternity, are photos of those noble souls who took up the gauntlet in Dr. Wheeler's writing courses. These individuals successfully vanquished their foes, either in single combat or as part of a team effort. They have proven themselves to be champions of grammar, and most worthy of induction into this esteemed catalog of heroes. Their god-like mastery of active voice sentence structure, their deft skill with conjunctive adverbs, and their prowess with past participles, all these traits set them in a category above lesser humanity. Indeed, they are paragons for all grammarians to emulate. They are slayers of the dreaded passive voice, independent conquerers of dependent clauses, dashing destroyers of dangling participles, and fearless foes of fragmented phrases. Indeed, these word-lords are our last bastion of hope for the King's English in these barbaric times of civil decay. O ye students of the university, look to their light, and have hope! Look to their example, and fear not the corruption of our noble English tongue!
 
Recent Reigning Champions:
Cassius: "Why man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus / And we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about / To find ourselves dishonourable graves."

--Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Here are some recent championship teams in the Grammar Day competition:

the Rabid Comma team! Grrr! (with Sarah Bennett and Teresa Lane)

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John Moran, Aayanah Martino, and Ashley Owens looking confident as part of team Bat-Flota!

Past Grammar champs at Carson-Newman University,
Grammar champs at Gonzaga University,
or

Grammar champs at the University of Oregon

 

 
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