Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects


The Gamer

Date of Award

Summer 2011

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)



First Advisor

Dr. Jim Elledge

Second Advisor

Jeffrey Stepakoff


We open at Fletcher's Creek High with Drew Montgomery, a boy of many faces and friends, popular, athletic, and handsome. He wants to go to college, but his family is poor. Travis, his older brother, is tan, tall, and attractive and is a super senior. He wants to go to college too. On the the way to their semi-final basketball game, a flyer blows into Travis's face - Bungie is hosting a tournament in their home town, and the winners get a scholarship to any college of their choice. This is their chance. They enter the tournament as a team. But there's a problem. There's a girl, Savannah, and she's pretty and artsy, and she's Drew's girlfriend. She also happens to be an awesome gamer. She enters the tournament, but Drew doesn't know. Will Drew and Travis get to go to college?