The Department of English and Modern Languages at Mount St. Joseph University is hosting its 19th Annual Writing Contest.

Mount St. Joseph University and the Department of English and Modern Languages is pleased to announce the 2015 Writing Contest winners and participants.

High school sophomores from around the Greater Cincinnati area submitted pieces in the following categories:

  • Fiction 
  • Personal Essay
  • Poetry

Winners of the 2015 Writing Contest

Personal Essay

  • First Place: Dana Rooney, Glen Este
  • Honorable Mention: Meredith Struewing, East Central
  • Honorable Mention: Hope Thomson, Summit Country Day

Fiction

Poetry

  • First Place: Jake Trzybinski, Summit Country Day    
  • Honorable Mention: Lamya Bowie, Walnut Hills     
  • Honorable Mention: Paige Nash, Loveland

High Schools Represented in Writing Contest

  • Covington Catholic High School
  • East Central High School
  • Glen Este High School
  • Goshen High School
  • Loveland High School
  • Mariemont High School
  • Mother of Mercy High School
  • Mount Notre Dame High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Notre Dame Academy
  • Oak Hills High School
  • Oldenburg Academy
  • Roger Bacon High School
  • Seton High School
  • St. Xavier High School
  • The Summit Country Day School
  • Walnut Hills High School
  • Western Hills High  School

2014 Writing Contest Participants

  • Andrew Alcorn
  • Jimmy Allah-Mensah
  • Elise Becker
  • Kimberley Birrer
  • Sammonie Bonner
  • Lamya Bowie
  • Ben Boydston
  • Mark Briede
  • Colleen Dietz
  • Aidan Donaghy
  • Sarah Draud
  • Emma Duerstock
  • Kaysee Faecher
  • Hannah Fassler
  • Kelly Frank
  • Logan Franxman
  • Erin Gardner
  • Christopher Garrett
  • Janae Gerwe
  • Savannah Giordullo
  • Miquela Givens
  • Ireland Graff
  • Kaitlin Gray
  • Nawhiah Green
  • Grace Haffner
  • Max Harp
  • Libby Mae Hempleman
  • Clare Hunter
  • Julia James
  • Eleanor Kapcar
  • Carmen Kerley
  • Annaclaire Lackney
  • Griffin Lamb
  • Anna Lanzilotta
  • Victoria Letsche
  • Carl Lewandowski
  • DeAyra Lewis
  • Marcus Maier
  • Alesha Miller
  • Paige Montfort
  • Claire Morgan
  • Paige Nash
  • Maddie Neubecker
  • Thu Nguyen
  • Devonne Pitts
  • Bridget Plunkett
  • Haleigh Reed
  • Lauren Reinersman
  • Dana Rooney
  • Philip Salzl
  • Kate Sampson
  • Jaret Schreiver
  • Nick Scott
  • Emily Shad
  • Corey Shannon
  • Brianna Sims
  • Charniqa Stephens Davis
  • Meredith Struewing
  • Sandra Swartz
  • Hope Thomson
  • Duke Tobin
  • Jake Trzybinski
  • Ileana Vu
  • Rebecca Walter
  • Johannah Ward
  • Meg Whalen
  • Hannah Youtsler