Congratulations to our 2011 Scholarship Winners!

At the beginning of the year we held our annual scholarship contest. In total, 325 undergraduate students entered the contest by answering at least 50 questions, which were judged for quality and accuracy. Among the applicants, the following 13 were crowned the winners:

 

$5,000
Etph0neh0me

$2,500
Katie Krueger
davidlecordier

$1,000
Infinitydlimit
Ngoc Doan
tkimryu
Answerer728
yenaffit
diandraw1990
crazzyammy
Xreier
Neolexi
Chipilina128

Here’s a great answer from our first place winner, Etphoneh0me:

Why was the Liberty Bell made or built?

The Liberty Bell was ordered in 1751 to commemorate William Penn’s 1701 Charter of Privileges, which had been passed 50 years earlier. It was cast in 1752 in London and commissioned as the bell for the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall). The Liberty Bell represented the freedoms valued by the Pennsylvania colony. Its founder, William Penn, showed unique free thinking with his novel ideas on religious freedom, Native American rights, and citizen participation in government.

The bell’s first crack appeared during the test ringing. It was recast with more copper to make the metal alloy stronger. The bell cracked again when it was rang during John Marshall’s funeral in 1835. The Liberty Bell rang its last note in 1846 to honor George Washington’s birthday. After the bell was rung on Washington’s birthday, there appeared a distinct jagged line that prevented the bell from ever being rung again.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating! Our next scholarship contest will be held in January 2012. Students who will be enrolled in undergraduate courses in the 2012-2013 academic year are eligible. Stay tuned for more information in January.

53 thoughts on “Congratulations to our 2011 Scholarship Winners!

  1. The Liberty Bell was ordered in 1751 to commemorate William Penn’s 1701 Charter of Privileges, which had been passed 50 years earlier. It was cast in 1752 in London and commissioned as the bell for the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall). The Liberty Bell represented the freedoms valued by the Pennsylvania colony. Its founder, William Penn, showed unique free thinking with his novel ideas on religious freedom, Native American rights, and citizen participation in government. The bell’s first crack appeared during the test ringing. It was recast with more copper to make the metal alloy stronger. The bell cracked again when it was rung during John Marshall’s funeral in 1835. The Liberty Bell rang its last note in 1846 to honor George Washington’s birthday. After the bell was rung on Washington’s birthday, there appeared a distinct jagged line that prevented the bell from ever being rung again.

  2. The Liberty Bell was ordered in 1751 to commemorate William Penn’s 1701 Charter of Privileges, which had been passed 50 years earlier. It was cast in 1752 in London and commissioned as the bell for the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall). The Liberty Bell represented the freedoms valued by the Pennsylvania colony. Its founder, William Penn, showed unique free thinking with his novel ideas on religious freedom, Native American rights, and citizen participation in government. The bell’s first crack appeared during the test ringing. It was recast with more copper to make the metal alloy stronger. The bell cracked again when it was rung during John Marshall’s funeral in 1835. The Liberty Bell rang its last note in 1846 to honor George Washington’s birthday. After the bell was rung on Washington’s birthday, there appeared a distinct jagged line that prevented the bell from ever being rung again.

    • Thanks for the history lesson! Although I don’t possess the grammatical
      skill to know which rang or rung is correct, you did give me knowledge that I
      did not possess before. Congratulations on the scholarship! Unlike others that
      I see posted, I welcome the knowledge.

    • such a nice venue  to learn something new everyday….congratulations to all of the winners…..you deserved it….keep it up!

  3. Thank you Romshia for the grammatical correction of rang vs rung. It is to be hoped that English will be studied with this scholarship.

  4. Thank you Romshia for the grammatical correction of rang vs rung. It is to be hoped that English will be studied with this scholarship.

  5. i have lost interest in this website; some of the questions are so dumb or have answers that can be found on the internet at the click of a button that i prefer not to be associated with it. hence i no longer contribute. this reply to the bell is interesting (and an exception rather than the norm)

  6. GOOD JOB GUYSSSSSSS that was a great answer. how do  u sign up for it like serously anyone one know …… plz tell me.

    p.s good job  again

  7. congrats to those who won. happy for y’all. continue to do well and remember, nothing is ever enough unless it’s your endevour best. :-)

  8. Congratulation!!!!you are really sensitive and clever.Now you become my hero.
    Can you tell me how could you do that? I wanna to be the winner for the next contest.
    Please keep doing your best to share the knowledge to who need the help.

  9. Congratulations……..

    just a question…. Could i participate in January 2012 Scholarship Pogram as i will enter into Higher Education on september 2012??  will it affect my participation?

  10. Was rang? Great answer from the winner, but “was rang” really bugs me. Actually, I’m just very jealous. He he

    Thank you Romshia1 for fixing it…exact same answer, but grammatically correct. ;)

  11. Job well done,
    surely great work deserves great reward.
    keep up the  good spirit of contributing and actively participating in answering.

  12. Kudos! Keep it up. I will be interested to be part of the participants and share lots of information from all spheres of life including ACADEMIA online.

  13. congratulations to those who won the prizes, they really deserve it because a good work deserves a good reward.

  14. The egg of course.
    Who cares? Creationists get in a frenzy over this one but its a no brainer. No egg- no “chicken”.

  15. he Liberty Bell was ordered in 1751 to commemorate William Penn’s 1701
    Charter of Privileges, which had been passed 50 years earlier. It was
    cast in 1752 in London and commissioned as the bell for the Pennsylvania
    State House (now called Independence Hall). The Liberty Bell
    represented the freedoms valued by the Pennsylvania colony. Its founder,
    William Penn, showed unique free thinking with his novel ideas on
    religious freedom, Native American rights, and citizen participation in
    government.

    The bell’s first crack appeared during the test
    ringing. It was recast with more copper to make the metal alloy
    stronger. The bell cracked again when it was rung during John Marshall’s
    funeral in 1835. The Liberty Bell rang its last note in 1846 to honor
    George Washington’s birthday. After the bell was rung on Washington’s
    birthday, there appeared a distinct jagged line that prevented the bell
    from ever being rung again.

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