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

Wittiest

Best Title

Most Controversial

Most Random

Best Introductory Hook

Best Conclusion

Most Passionate

Most Relatable

Best Essay About School

Best Essay About Late Starts (School)

Best Essay About Athletics

Best Essay About a Movie or Show

Best Essay About a Book

Best Essay About Music

Best Essay About Food or Drink

Best Essay About Popcorn

Most Scientifically Sound

Best Essay About Furbies

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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