Every year SEM students and faculty vote on their favorite essays organized by categories. Here are the results of the annual polls.

Award 

Winners

2020

Most Convincing

“Ciabatta: the Most Consistent and Well-Liked Meal at SEM”

Wittiest

Best Title

Most Controversial

“Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Everywhere”

Most Random

“Your Furby Is Trash”

Best Introductory Hook

Best Conclusion

“Sink or Swim. Preferably, Swim”

Most Passionate

Most Relatable

Best Essay About School

“EncourageMINTS: A Sweet Remedy to Test Anxiety and School Stresses”

Best Essay About Late Starts (School)

“Sleep For The Weak? I Think Not. Give Me My Morning’s Back.”

Best Essay Bout Athletics

"Superiority in Sports"

Best Essay About a Movie or Show

“Be a Believer. Believe in Shrek”

Best Essay About Music

“‘Stronger’: Britney Spears’s Most Slept-On Song”

Best Essay About Food or Drink

“Ciabatta: the Most Consistent and Well-Liked Meal at SEM”

Best Essay About Popcorn

“Microwave, More Like Micro-Rave in Your Mouth”

Most Scientifically Sound

“H2 Whoa! Hold on Just a Second Now!”

Best Essay About Furbies

“Your Furby Is Trash”

2019

Most Convincing

A Persuasion of Persuasive

Wittiest

Starbucks? More Like Spend-Bucks

Best Title

I was Hungry and Now Spongebob Needs a New House

Most Controversial

Unpopular Opinion? The World Is Flat

Most Random

Life Without Socks: Is it Life?

Best Introductory Hook

Starbucks? More Like Spend-Bucks

Best Conclusion

How a Show Named “Monster Factory” Helped me out of a Depressive Funk (and More)

Most Passionate

Most Relatable

Sleep Deprived

Most Unlike Something Brooke Wrote

The Best of Both Worlds: Why Star Trek is Just So Much Better than Star Wars

Most Likely to Be Something Hannah Wrote

The Better Dolan

Best Essay About Animals:

The Key to Happiness (and Overall Fulfillment By Means of a Hairless Cat)

Most Environmental

I’m Dreaming of a Cost-Effective and Environmentally Friendly Christmas:Why You Should Choose a Real Christmas Tree Over an Artificial One

Best Essay About Food or Drink

I was Hungry and Now Spongebob Needs a New House

Best Essay About the Dolan Twins

Same Genes, Different People: Why Grayson Dolan is the Better Twin

Best Essay About a Movie or Show

One Tree Hill Can and Will Change Your Life

Best Essay About Music

Sorry, Kanye, She Made Herself Famous

Best Essay About Halloween

It’s All About the Kids, Until They Inconvenience You

Best Essay About Shortening the School Day

Sleep Deprived

Best Essay About Athletics

Two Swords Decapitate a Penguin

Best Essay About Toilet Paper

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