Eleonora Figliuoli, History and Hispanic Studies '12, won third place in the Eleventh Annual ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest.
In this year's contest, there were 1,023 essays submitted from 64 universities and colleges across the nation. Each essay was ranked by three judges in Russia, and often the results were simply too close to call. The topic was:
"Please write a short story or essay based on this famous Russian proverb: Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей (It's better to have a hundred friends than a hundred rubles)".
The National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest American Council of Teachers of Russian contest is hold by The American Councils, which according to their website was "founded in 1974 as an association for area and language professionals, American Councils" has focused its expertise on academic exchange, professional training, distance learning, curriculum and test development, delivery of technical assistance, research, evaluation, and institution building".