As a send-off for their peers in the Writing Center, students in the Honors Composition class composed Senior Tributes for each of the graduating Writing Fellows. The tributes feature the seniors’ favorite Writing Center memories as well as their advice for new Writing Fellows in the Upper School. The tributes were originally featured on the Writing Center’s Instagram account (@episcopalbrwc), but we thought you’d enjoy seeing them here. Stay tuned for more of these tributes over the coming weeks.
College Choice: Texas Christian University, Honors College
Whose smile is the most friendly and beautiful? If you ask this question in the Writing Center, everyone will answer the same name–– Rosemary Boutwell. Rosemary is a friend of all her clients’. No matter how nervous, uncomfortable the clients are when they walk into the Writing Center, Rosemary can always make them feel at home and have casual conversations with them by the end of the sessions. As a senior Writing Fellow, Rosemary showed her versatility by helping students in various areas, including research papers, science papers, and short stories. Rosemary’s delightful smile can also be seen at activities such as the Donut Drop-in and the Christmas Open House.
Being on the Student Outreach Committee, Rosemary devoted herself to encouraging students to come to the Writing Center for help. Her friendliness made students realize that the Writing Center is not an intimidating place, but a welcoming, cozy room. Just like what she said, “Don’t be too serious with your sessions,” Rosemary is a fun, amiable fellow with whom everyone wants to hang out. Thank you for the smile on your face that always brightens everyone’s day, Rosemary!
– Wendy Wang
College Choice: Birmingham-Southern College
This year, it is time to say goodbye to a Writing Fellow that has contributed tremendously to the culture of the Writing Center throughout her time. Katie Campbell, who has served for a Writing Fellow for three years, is ready to move on to the next chapter of her life: college. A third year Writing Fellow, the Writing Center has been fortunate to have Katie as a versatile contributor. Katie has always been ready to step in wherever necessary to make sure the Writing Center can run smoothly. For example, Katie is often the Writing Fellow to take on last minute appointments or walk ins and has even gone as far as helping students write papers in Spanish even though she is a French student.
On the other hand, Katie has been invaluable in her leadership effort of running the Writing Center Instagram account and planning the National Day of Writing. Katie’s presence in every facet of the Writing Center daily operations makes her a Writing Fellow to be remembered and exemplified. Katie wants everyone that walks through the doors of the Writing Center to feel comfortable and welcome and has definitely contributed to this culture. For her parting advice, Katie wants new Writing Fellows to “Have fun!” She also believes that “helping your peers is a lot more fun than you think and it doesn't have to be super formal. They are your friends and you are just helping them out, you aren't their teacher so don't put too much pressure on yourself.” Thank you so much Katie for your hard work and contributions; the staff of the Writing Center cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you!
– Douglas Robins