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Professors win Amy Writing Awards

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A pair of Grove City College professors won coveted Amy Writing Awards for columns they penned in 2013 applying biblical principles to real-world events.

Dr. Paul G. Kengor, professor of political science, and Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson, associate professor of economics, each picked up an Award of Outstanding Merit and a $1,000 prize for their work. Kengor earned his award for “Defender of Biblical and Natural Law,” which was published by The American Spectator on Dec. 24, 2013. Hendrickson was recognized for “Uncle Sam to American's ‘Wise Virgins’: Drop Dead,” which was published by Forbes on August 29, 2013.

“The Awards are designed to recognize creative, skillful journalism that applies biblical principles to stories about issues and lives. The goal is for non-Christian readers to see the relevance of biblical truth and for Christian readers to become disciples,” according to the Amy Foundation. Award-winning entries must be published in “secular journalistic outlets.”

Kengor is executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College and a best-selling author. His latest book is 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Hendrickson is a regular contributor to Forbes and other outlets. Both men write for The Center for Vision & Values and their work appears regularly in a variety of print and online publications.

More than $34,000 in prize money is awarded each year by the Amy Foundation, a ministry founded in 1976 by Jim and Phyllis Russell and named after their daughter. It is best known for its writing awards, which have gone to professional writers and gifted amateurs over the years.

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