We are so excited to share that several of your fellow students in Slavic at Rutgers were among the winners and honorable mention recipients in the Year of Languages Essay Prize competition. The essay prize competition took place in the first weeks of the Fall 2022 semester across dozens of language courses in the School of Arts and Sciences. Students were invited to write 150-word essays in English and in one or more of the languages they are studying at Rutgers. Hundreds of Rutgers students wrote essays answering the question Why Do I Learn Languages?, and submissions came in in more than 14 different languages.

Russian minor Julia Sorkin was one of the winners!

Language students Anabelle Accetta-Beman (101), Marcus Cook (301), and Russian major Helen Hopersky received honorable mentions for their essay submissions.

For a full list of the winners and honorable mentions, and to read all of the winning essays, please visit the Essay Prize website here: 


Congratulations Julia, Anabelle, Marcus, and Helen!