Wilmington’s Alatalo Wins Writing Award At Hamilton College

CLINTON, NY — Rachel M. Alatalo, daughter of Judith and David Alatalo of Wilmington, was named the recipient of The Thomas E. Meehan Prize in Creative Writing at Hamilton College’s annual Class & Charter Day, held on May 8.

The Thomas E. Meehan Prize in Creative Writing, established by Thomas E. Meehan, Class of 1951, is awarded to two juniors who have distinguished themselves in creative writing.

Alatalo, a junior majoring in creative writing and Hispanic studies, is a graduate of Wilmington High School.

Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College occupies a 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, and in close proximity to Adirondack Park.

The college’s open curriculum gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries.

Additional information about the college can be found at http://www.hamilton.edu.

(NOTE: The above announcement is from Hamilton College.)

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