Eternal Grammar Champions: Past Terms:
individuals are meteors designed to burn so that
- Below, in this
hallowed hall, enshrined for all eternity, are photos
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
grammar, and most worthy of induction into this esteemed
catalog of heros. Their god-like mastery of active
sentence structure, their deft skill with conjunctive
adverbs, and their prowess with past participles,
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
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!
PAST TERMS AT CARSON-NEWMAN:
This group appears to have a few Vulcans on the left.
A trio of grammatical terror from the 9:00 a.m. class!
The Cougar Team pounces!
The Vorpal Bunnies present a frightening image. For what is more terrifying than bunnies?
Fall 2013 -- 8:00 a.m. team of English 101 champions!
Fall 2013 -- 9:00 a.m. team of English 101 champions!
Fall 2012 -- Brittany and Justin flex their grammatical muscles in English 328!
Fall 2011, in English 328,
the last two students standing as grammar champions are Kate Barber and Miriam Addison.
After a diagramming frenzy, they stand triumphant as team I.D. K.
general shout? I do believe these
In the English 101 class for Fall 2009, Sylvia Redman and Olivia Wallace frame Nick Schamper in the middle. They are the victorious "thumbs-up" team.
some new honors that are
heaped upon Caesar. " --Shakespeare, Julius
In English 328,
in a clash of the titans, two teams had scores
too close to call.
We see above the "Cash and Prizes and Gumballs"
team on the left, and the "Two Girls and a Guy"
team on the right. They decided to settle the matter
with fisticuffs. (L-R, Sara Little, Destry Cloud,
Jon Coffee, David Austin, Natalie Lester, Stephanie
Seal, and Derek Voiles.)
the English 101 class for
Fall 2008, in a surprise
surge, Tania Vega, McKenzie
Wampler, Ondes Webster (back
row), and Michael Tribue
(front) staged a dramatic
comeback! On the last day
of competition, they rose
from dead last to first
Above, we see the victorious team for
the morning class. Even at 8:00 a.m., they
Tyler gives a triumphant "#1" sign.
Below, we see two members of the victorious
10:00 a.m. class.
Two of their team members weren't available to be photographed,
but you can feel their spiritual presence in the room.
Here we see "Team Battle-Battle."
Ben Wilkinson, Bridget Wilson, and Emily Smith strike
a bellicose pose in the advanced grammar, composition,
and history of English class.
Jessa Russel, Jessica Armstrong,
and Hayley Sherrill, champions of the morning class.
Katlin Payne, Ashley Tipton, and
Lindsay Harbison: don't turn your back on this powerful team.
the Fall of 2004,
we see the Wallflowers
to right: Lauren Bowen, Rachel
Anderson, Edward Boncek,
and Geoff "Tex" Ballard.)
the Grammar Gangstas react
to the news of their
victory in a variety of ways.
(Left to right: Cameron Coker,
Bonni Carney, and Will Davis.)
2003 Champions include
we see the victorious team for
the Fall 2003 morning
class at Carson-Newman University as
they flex their heroic muscles. (Left to right:
Richard Moodie, Christina Apple,
"Team T.G.A.G." from
the afternoon class strikes a modest, abashed pose in
spite of their worthy victories in the afternoon
class's competition. They are afternoon class champions
for the Fall Term of 2003 at Carson-Newman University.
Left to right: Emily Sheddan, Tasha Duignan, Brandon
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champs at Gonzaga University
champs at the University of Oregon