Students in Ms. Alesia Williams’s junior AP English Language and Composition class participated in her annual class satire competition.
Ms. Williams assigns the project each year in April as part of her unit on satire, “the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.” according to dictionary.com. (Go to RedEye’s Ridiculam and The Onion for examples of satire.)
Students submitted their projects in one of six different categories: Onion-like article, proposal, video, song, children’s book and political cartoon/advertisement.
After all the students in a given class have completed their project presentations, the class fills out a ballot saying which project he or she thought was best in each category, after which they would select a “best of the best” in their class. Each winner received extra credit for their project.
The winners are listed as follows:
Jakob Felty (R1): Display of Love Shocks Millions, Numerous Deaths in Aftermath
Sam DuPlessis (R2): Third Grade Students Come to Standstill on Pizza Vote, No Pizza Ordered Yet
Bryan Zhu (R3): Musa Acuminata (i.e. the banana) Shows Promise as Medical Testing Target
Molly Schroering (W1): Young Orthodox Leaders of Ohio Turn Up in Akron
Lilly Comstock (R1): A Late-Breaking Weight Loss Discovery
Daniel Chopovsky (R2): Technological Literacy
Lauren Cooper (R3): A Logical Plan for Road Confict
Aemin Kim (W1): Endless Possibilities: A Feminist Proposal
David Heng, Alex Krentsel, & Jason Xu (R1): Parenting Styles
Poonum Haldankar & Grace Roth (R2): The Beginning of the End
Christopher Zhou (R3) & BiWei Chen (W1): I Wanna Be a Doctor
Kelsey Lyvers (R1) & Cassidy Meurer (R2): Love Song
Erick Collings (R2): #socialmediasaveslives *Slam Poetry
Abby Wagner (R3): Yasisi Remade: Talentless but Sexy
Macey Johnson (R3): Exploring Your World with Sterry O. Type: Louisville Teenager Addition
Tony Nguyen (W1): if You Become an Asian
Alton Chancy (R1): McDonald’s Introduces New Meat: Humans
Ava Bradley (R2): It’s time we had a strong woman in the White House . . .
Farren Vaughan (R3): The World According to an American
Dalen Jones (W1): The Domino Effect: U.S. “Intervention”
BEST OF THE BEST
Red 1: David Heng, Alex Krentsel, & Jason Xu: Parenting Styles
Red 2: Sam DuPlessis: Third Grade Students Come to Standstill on Pizza Vote, No Pizza Ordered Yet
Red 3 & White 1: Christopher Zhou & BiWei Chen: I Wanna Be a Doctor