February 27, 2018 at 12:14 pm

OPIE Zone | Writing Contest, Honors for Perfect Attendance

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Welcome to Week 7 of The OPIE Zone Newsletter.  Here the important events happening during the seventh week of the semester. We hope you’ll join us for some of them.

OPIE Writing Contest

The OPIE Ambassadors invite you to participate in a writing contest that it is organizing for OPIE students. Students at the elementary level can submit a paragraph whilst those at the intermediate and above level will be required to send in essays. Works submitted in OPIE classes are accepted.


  • 1st Prize: Ohio University sweatshirt.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize: The best three essays will appear on the College of Arts & Sciences Forum and in the OPIE Zone.


  • Category 1: Submit a paragraph on any topic that you wrote in your OPIE class.
  • Category 2: Submit an essay on any topic that you wrote in your OPIE class.


Your essay will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Originality of ideas
  • Organization of thoughts
  • Use of academic vocabulary
  • Accurate use of grammar
  • Appropriate transitional devices
  • Appropriate verb tenses
  • Appropriate punctuation

Submission Guidelines: Submit your essay to Andrea Johannes at, or turn in your essay to Kim Young in Gordy 155.

Contest Deadline: All paragraphs or essays must be submitted by Friday, March 30.

OPIE Honors List for Perfect Attendance

These students have had perfect attendance in their OPIE classes from the beginning of spring semester up to the end of week five, so we’d like to recognize their excellent participation. Please keep up the good work!

Elementary Level

  • Mohammed Alneamah
  • Mlak Almsslami
  • Nouf Alneamah
  • Rahaf Alsufu

Intermediate Level

  • Al Hawari Adnan Al Kharousi
  • Majid Abdullah Al Waaili
  • Dalal Lafi M Alamri
  • Norah Abdullah M Aldosari
  • Bashayer Alsaleh
  • Husain Ali Hamed Bani Oraba

Advanced Level

  • Abdulmohsin Al Isaee
  • Qais Al Mahrouqi
  • Ali Al Shahaibi
  • Seham Alsulami
  • Loay Kahlid Said Jarbi

Pathway Level 1

  • Muhnad Al Azri
  • Usama Khalid Balushi

Pathway Level 2

  • Ameer Al Bekari
  • Abdul Aziz Al Fadha
  • Abdullah Al Harthy
  • Ghadeer Al Maamari
  • Minghong Dai
  • Nasser Rahbi
  • Waqar Sadiq
  • Weqiang Wang
  • Hoyeon Yun
  • Sandas Zaabi

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