Lane Scott Jones
Published on April 11, 2013
Lane Scott Jones, an English major, was selected as one of the two runners-up in the 2012 Norton Writer’s Prize competition. Her essay, “Controlled Burn,” was chosen from a pool of more than 100 essays written by college undergraduates from across the United States. The judges praised the essay for its use of the metaphor of a controlled burn (a forestry practice) to describe human relationships and Lane’s strong writing, with attention to dialogue, pacing, and detail. This is a prestigious award, which comes with a prize of $1000.00 and publication on the Norton Writer’s Prize web site. Lane’s essay, along with the other two selections, will be posted before summer. The Norton Writer's Prize is currently accepting entrants for the 2013 competition. Details can be found on the web site.