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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 scholarships if they choose to major or minor in English at WKU and cash prizes whether or not they attend WKU. First Place: $500 Scholarship and $200 cash; Second Place: $300 Scholarship and $100 cash; Third Place: $200 Scholarship and $50 cash. Applications for the 2020-21 Writing Contest available via the contest links at right.

Link to the press release for the 2021 Writing Contest: https://www.wku.edu/english/news/index.php?view=article&articleid=9451

2021 High School Writing Contest Winners

 

Composition

naomi hollins 

 Naomi Hollans, 1st Place

 Station Camp High School

 "We Should First Gain the Trust of the Communities of Color"

 

 

 

 

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 Emme Thurston, 2nd Place

 Station Camp High School

 "COVID19 Vaccination: A Time for Caution"

 

 

 

 

lavery hughes

 Lavery Malena Hughes, 3rd Place

 Barren County High School

 "Transparency Tramples Fear"

   

   

 

Creative Writing

cherry

 

 Madison Dunn, 1st Place

 Elizabethtown High School

 "Genghis Comes"

 

 

 

 

xiaoyu

 XiaoYu Pan, 2nd Place

 Bowling Green High School

 "He's a Virus"

 

 

 

 

cherry

 

 Shelby Peak, 3rd Place

 Union County High School

 "Through the Maze"

 

 

 

Literature

raquel

 

 Raquel Bonham, 1st Place

 Bowling Green High School

 "On Origins' Analysis"

 

 

 

 

cherry

 

 Avery Duvall, 2nd Place

 Bowling Green High School

 "On Origins' Analysis"

 

 

 

 

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 Anna Neal, 3rd Place

 Bowling Green High School

  "On Origins' Essay"

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


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