I have been notified that I have am named a recipient of the 2021 Rosie Richmond Award from University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). This award is granted to female English students at UIS based on not only academic standings, but also on submitted writing samples. This award was given to me based on my submission of the original draft of my short story “Crescendo”, the final version of which has recently been published in Pink Panther Magazine. The award includes a scholarship to assist in paying my tuition as I enter my final year of undergrad, and I am extremely thankful not only for the assistance with tuition but also to receive such scholarship based on my writing abilities. “Crescendo” is a piece that was out of my comfort zone and which I wrote with very raw emotions, and I am honored that others have enjoyed it so much.