UCLA prize winners in the 2021 ACTR Russian essay contest

2021 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest (NPSREC) Winners

This contest, established in 1999 by American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), has become a signature Russian language contest for post-secondary students around the country. Students taking Russian in accredited colleges and universities are invited to participate in the annual National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest.

This year, fifteen UCLA students in the Russian program at UCLA have won awards in the annual National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR):

Non-heritage speakers, Third year Russian, Bronze Medal
Anya Ireson-Janke

Non-heritage speakers, Fourth year Russian, Bronze Medal
Allison Verbil

Non-heritage speakers, Fourth year Russian, Honorable Mention 
Conrad Salonites

Non-Russian Slavic heritage speakers, Level 3, Honorable Mention
Martin Adamian

Non-Russian Slavic heritage speakers, Level 3, Silver Medal
Meri Makhmuryan

Non-Russian Slavic heritage speakers, Level 4, Bronze Medal
Aigerim Toleukhanova

Non-Russian Slavic heritage speakers, Level 4, Honorable Mention
Lia Gugava

Heritage Russian speakers, Level 1, Silver Medal
Daria Macauslan

Heritage Russian speakers, Level 1, Honorable Mention
Moisey Alaev, Nicole Bloshtein

Heritage Russian speakers, Level 2, Honorable Mention
Louis Gosart, Joseph Matveyenko, Philipp Verpukhovskiy  

Heritage Russian speakers, Level 3, Gold Medal
Dmitriy Rukodanov, Anna Sharudenko

For a link to past award recipients, follow this link.