Writing Contest | Mount St. Joseph University
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The School of Arts and Humanities at Mount St. Joseph University hosted its 23rd Annual Writing Contest.

The School of Arts and Humanities at Mount St. Joseph University hosted its 23rd Annual Writing Contest.

High school sophomores from around the Greater Cincinnati area submitted writing pieces in the following categories for cash prizes:

  • Fiction 
  • Personal Essay
  • Poetry

Prizes Per Category:

  • 1st Place - $100
  • Honorable Mention (2) - $50 each

The awards ceremony was held March 20, 2019.

Contest Rules:

  • Contestant must be a sophomore in high school.
  • Entries must be submitted through the high school English teacher with an official entry form.
  • Entries must be original work.

Writing Contest 2019 Judges

Madison Axtell, London Bishop, Anna Fischer, Megan Gilpin, Skylar Houser, AJ Keith, Paige Naber, Chandler Palmer, Kevin Polking, Amber Reinert, and Katie Schmelz

Winners of the 2019 Writing Contest

Personal Essay

  • First Place: Ashley Meyer, Franklin County
  • Honorable Mention: Hannah Marcum, Cincinnati Christian
  • Honorable Mention: Andrew Nixon, Taylor

Fiction

  • First Place: Michael Thiel, Covington Catholic
  • Honorable Mention: Rebecca Dusing, Cincinnati Christian
  • Honorable Mention: Aiden Henkel, Taylor

Poetry

  • First Place: Abby Casavant, Mount Notre Dame
  • Honorable Mention: Hailey Fisk, Deer Park
  • Honorable Mention: Christiana Hardie, Lebanon

High Schools Represented in Writing Contest

  • Beechwood High School
  • Campbell County High School
  • Cincinnati Christian Schools
  • Covington Catholic High School
  • Deer Park High School
  • East Central High School
  • Elder High School
  • Franklin County High School
  • Hamilton Badin High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Indian Hill High School
  • Lebanon High School
  • Loveland High School
  • Mariemont High School
  • Mason High School
  • Mercy McAuley High School
  • Mount Notre Dame High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Norwood High School
  • Notre Dame Academy
  • Oldenburg Academy
  • Roger Bacon High School
  • Seton High School
  • St. Xavier High School
  • Summit Country Day School
  • Taylor High School
  • Ursuline Academy
  • Wilmington High School

2019 Writing Contest Participants

  • Carollen Aboagye
  • Ellie Adam
  • Hannah Amah
  • Kyria Anderson
  • Casey Anderson
  • Daniel Aug
  • Brendan Barker
  • Ivory Besse
  • Autumn Boone
  • Annabelle Bridgewaters
  • Grace Brunetto
  • Matthew Butcher
  • Abby Casavant
  • Noelle Cottingham
  • Kaitlyn Covey
  • Garrett Darwish
  • Paige Davies
  • Kalene Dean
  • Erin Devine
  • Jakob Duerstock
  • Josephine Durbec
  • Rebecca Dusing
  • Izac Elliott
  • Hope Evans
  • Olivia Faucett
  • Hailey Fisk
  • McKenna Francis
  • Antonia Frater
  • Eliza French
  • Kennedy Frost
  • Gabriela Garlo
  • Margaret Gartner
  • Athanasius Ghering
  • Nathan Goebel
  • Abigail Good
  • Julia Gooding
  • Kate Gordon
  • Sammy Grady
  • Bella Groh
  • Ally Guo
  • Logan Hage
  • Christiana Hardie
  • Miranda Heid
  • Anna Heilers
  • Aiden Henkel
  • Tommy Hensler
  • Alexis Herold
  • Ethan Herzog
  • Lili Horne
  • Eleanor Hudepohl
  • Callie Jacobs
  • Hayley Jansen
  • Camrin Jessee
  • Maggie Jones
  • J.J. Kampinga
  • Caroline Kelley
  • Nicole Kies
  • Anne Kleier
  • Elle Koch
  • Haley Kollstedt
  • Connor Kurtz
  • Julianne Lambert
  • Allison Laughlin
  • Brooke Lewis
  • Ophelia Li
  • Desirae Marcum
  • Hannah Marcum
  • Jordan Martin
  • Max Mason
  • Megan McDaniel
  • Ashley McKinney
  • Ashley Meyer
  • Abigail Minnich
  • Olivia Monroe
  • Abby Morgan
  • Hannah Moss
  • Sydney Moy
  • Benjamin Murray
  • Andrew Nixon
  • Ava Norton
  • Tatum Oliver
  • Abigail Perkins
  • Ceceilagh Pitstick
  • Gabrielle Porter
  • Sydney Ragland
  • Olivia Reese
  • Jason Reid
  • Isabel Rennekamp
  • Lily Ritch
  • Sophie Ryan
  • Zachary Schlake
  • Jim Scola
  • Carissa Shaw
  • Danielle Shoemaker
  • Grace Siemer
  • Olivia Simpson
  • Lydia Smith
  • Emily Spicer
  • Elise Stenger
  • Shania Stith
  • Nathaniel Sweeney
  • Natalie Swope
  • Samarah Taylor
  • Michael Thiel
  • Melina Traiforos
  • Emma Trusock
  • Shelby Turney
  • Joshua Uterstaedt
  • Andrew Vandewater
  • Ann Vettikkal
  • Kendall Visco
  • Briana Wegener
  • Olivia Weiss
  • Nicole Weiss
  • Matthew Weitmeyer
  • Alexis Whitney
  • Sophie Williams
  • Pete Williams
  • Isabella Williams
  • Abigail Wilson
  • Payton Wilson
  • Taylor Wissman
  • Bryana Woodard
  • John Yakimow
  • Vennis Yang
  • Bella Young
  • Rachel Young
  • Maria Zierolf
  • Jackson Zieziul
  • McKenzie Zobrist