Carol Schaal '91M.A. | Winter 2013-14 | Notre Dame Magazine
Rachel Roseberry ’11 sees the world as still new, “still keeping many secrets, still unspooling its shadows, still ready to surprise.” Her imaginative reflection on fear fully engaged the staff of Notre Dame Magazine and was chosen as the first-place winner in the magazine’s inaugural Young Alumni Essay Contest.
Editors spent a day reading the 62 entries in the contest, with follow-up readings and discussions of several top choices, before selecting the winning essays. The names of the authors were not attached to the essays and were not revealed until after the winning entries were chosen.
While the first-place choice was unanimous, the editors could not settle on only one second-place winner. Instead, they picked four. The first-place and four second-place winning essays appear in the winter 2013-14 print issue’s CrossCurrents section and are linked here. Honorable-mention essays will appear in magazine.nd.edu.