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WKU English High School Writing Contests


The WKU English Department sponsors annual writing contests in literature, composition, and creative writing for Kentucky high school students. The English Department invites finalists, their teachers, and family to campus for a reception and ceremony each year where they are recognized. The winners receive cash prizes: First Place:  $150; Second Place: $100; Third Place: $50. Applications for the 2022-2023 Writing Contest available via the contest links at right.

 

The deadline for applications and submissions is March 4, 2023.

The date for the ceremony honoring finalists and winners is  April 1, 2023.

 

2022 High School Writing Contest Winners

Composition

naomi hollins 

  Mia Gonzalez, 1st Place

  Greenwood High School

  We Can, We Should, Why Not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

cherry

 

  Kathryn Arnold, 2nd Place

  Station Camp High School

  WKU Vaccine Mandate Essay

 

 

 

 

 

lavery hughes

  Aleia Harper, 3rd Place

  Barren County High School

  The COVID-19 Vaccine: The Federal Mandate Debate

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Writing

cherry

 

 Emma Christian, 1st Place

  Bowling Green High School

  Book Chapter: 11:30-12:15 : Lunch
  Emma Christian ID Number 4743

 

 

 

 

 

 

xiaoyu

 

 Sara Parkerson, 2nd Place

  Greenwood High School

  Second Verse First, Same as the First

 

 

 

 

cherry

 

  Zoie Roberts, 3rd Place

  Franklin Simpson High School

  And So, God Let Him Go

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literature

raquel

 

 Lizzy Bowles, 1st Place

 Warren East High School

 Sorry Will Never Be Enough

 

 

 

 

cherry

 

  Emma McGuffey, 2nd Place

  Warren East High School

  When I Try to Say Goodbye to Our Life Before Quarantine

 

 

 

 

cherry

 

 David Naing, 3rd Place

 Warren East High School

  Not Understanding the Pain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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