The Department of Classics at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, is proud to announce the winners of the twenty-seventh annual Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest. The topic of this year's contest, open to all high school students, was Star Wars and Classical Mythology : Compare Luke Skywalker or Anakin Skywalker with a Hero from Greek Mythology.” 

Contest Statistics:

This year there were 118 entries from 45 schools in 16 states.  Each entrant receives a certificate of participation from Monmouth College.

The winner of a $250 cash award is Jack E. Brown of the Charter School of Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware.  Jack is a student of Mr. Barry Messinger.

Honorable mentions (listed randomly by school) were awarded to the following eleven students: Jessica Lynn Chapman of James River High School, Midlothian, VA (Teacher:  Ms. Donna Dollings); Karthik Sastry of Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN (Teacher:  Dr. Rick Seay); Ryan Nelson of Pekin Community High School, Pekin, IL (Teacher:  Mrs. Farley); Tyler Stringer of Somonauk High School, Somonauk, IL (Teacher:  Ms. Charlene Reader); Yasmin Annissa Rafiq of Midlothian High School, Midlothian, VA (Teacher:  Ms. Amy Petersen); Quynh-Nhu Le of Boston Latin School, Boston, MA (Teacher:  Ms. Thuy Le-Dang); Sean Nottoli and Sarah Simonelli of Cardinal Newman School, Columbia, SC (Teacher:  Mr. George Kaupp);  and Virginia Williams, Mary Monroe and Sloane Campbell of Christ Presbyterian