2023 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest Award Winners from Rutgers

In this year’s contest, there were nearly 1,000 essays submitted from dozens of universities, colleges, and institutions across the nation. Judges from Moscow read each essay and ranked the top 15 to 20% of essays (depending on the total number submitted in each category). Of these, FOUR Rutgers students earned awards in the national contest! Congratulations to:

Nicholas Doblosky (B1 level): Silver medal

Olena Freyak (B1 level): Bronze medal

Helen Hopersky (C4 level): Bronze medal

Alex Dolgin (C2 level): Honorable mention


2023 Rutgers Russian Essay Contest Results


1st Place, Non-heritage: Emily Gill
1st Place, Heritage: Olena Freyak
2nd Place: Shannon Huhn
3rd Place: Marie Parkin
Honorable Mentions: Jack Eagleburger, Sarah Roth


1st Place: John Thatcher2nd Place: Nicholas Doblosky
Honorable Mention: Alexandria Minetti


1st Place: Rosie Berman2nd Place: Alex DolginHonorable Mentions: Andrew Krapivin, Bianca Lusher


1st Place, Non-heritage: Marcus Cook 1st Place, Heritage: Jennifer Raskoshin 
Honorable Mentions: Sophia Malinsky, Yury Lauterbach


1st Place: Liza Ter-Saakov
2nd Place: Valery Lyssyakevich3rd Place: Ivan Nikolaev
Honorable Mention: Amel Metjahic

At-large, honorable mention: Helen Hopersky