Below are the Annual Stennis-Montgomery Association Essay Award Winners. Please click on each photo for a description and full image.
Each winner is awarded a cash prize and a plaque, and the Institute proudly displays a replica plaque in the hallways of the storied Depot Building on the Mississippi State University campus. Below are the winners for each year, where one student is awarded for the best essay written on the legendary US Senator John C. Stennis and the other winner is awarded based on his/her work on the legendary US Congressman G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery.
Award Winner Errolyn Gray (Center) with Stennis Institute Associate Director Dr. Joseph “Dallas” Breen (Left) and Research Associate Mr. Bryan Farrell (Right)
Award Winner Sean McCarthy (Right) with Stennis Institute Associate Director Dr. Joseph “Dallas” Breen (Left) and Research Associate Mr. Bryan Farrell (Center)
2015 SMA Essay Award Winners with (from left to right) Bryan Farrell, Stennis Institute Research Associate, Arts & Sciences Dean Dr. R. Gregory Dunaway, PSPA Department Head Dr. K.C. Morrison, and Stennis Institute Executive Director Dr. P. Edward French
2014 Essay Award Winners (L to R) Kaeley Gemmill and Caroline Collins. Pictured with the winners are (L to R) Tyson Elbert, Stennis Institute Research Associate, Dr. P. Edward French, Executive Director of the Stennis Institute, and Dr. Dallas Breen, Stennis Institute Associate Director.