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Kent State Trumbull

For the third consecutive year, Kent State University at Trumbull is proud to sponsor "Excite to Write Scholarship," an essay writing contest for area high school juniors, seniors, and honor students. We invite high school students to submit their fiction or nonfiction to one of these categories: Short analytical essays (700-1000 words) Research...

Celebrated American poet Walt Whitman described his mother as “illiterate in the formal sense,” but claimed that she had an extraordinary influence on his most well-known book of poems “Leaves of Grass.” He once suggested that his great work was the “flower of her temperament active in me.”   Louisa Van Velsor Whitman’s extant...