The Department of Classics at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, is proud to announce the winners of the twenty-ninth annual Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest. The topic of this year's contest, open to all high school students, was Should Julius Caesar Have Crossed the Rubicon?   This year there were 101 entries from 30 schools in 15 states and in Italy.  Each entrant receives a certificate of participation from Monmouth College.

The winner of a $250 cash award is Skip Estes of Monacan High School in Richmond, Virginia.  Skip’s teacher is Ms. Linda Wagstaff.

Honorable mentions (listed randomly by school) were awarded to the following ten students: Jaimie Carlson of Charter School of Wilmington,  Wilmington, DE (Teacher: Mr. Messinger); Natalie Elise Rodriguez-Nelson of Hutchison School,  Memphis, TN (Teacher: Ms. Virginia Baird); Sam Bellet, Kang Huh, Tarun Mallipeddi and Michael Milam of Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN (Teacher:  Ms. Sarah Ellery); Sydney Overton of Ravenwood High School, Brentwood, TN (Teacher:  Mr. Jason Nabors); Jesse Lupica-Nowlin of Portland High School,  Portland, ME (Teacher:  Ms. Michelle Tucci);  Sukrana Uddin of The Madeira School, McLean, VA (Teacher:  Ms. Ann Maclean) and Elton Lossner of North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee  GA (Teacher:  Mr. Patrick Yaggy.)