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 Twelve Modern Labors of Hercules: What twelve labors would Hercules have today and how would he complete them?   This year there were 129 entries from 35 schools in 15 states and the UK.  Each entrant receives a certificate of participation from Monmouth College.

The winner of a $250 cash award is Anna Stollman of Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Anna’s teacher is Mrs. Karin Suzadail.

Honorable mentions (listed randomly by school) were awarded to the following students: Quinn Stephen of Wauwatosa East High School of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Mitten); Erin Butland of Thornton Academy of Saco, Maine (Teacher: Mrs. Cody); Sabrina Karlin of  Menlo High School of Atherton, California (Teacher: Ms. Dobbie Vasquez); Nolan Panepinto of Mount Carmel High School of Chicago, Illinois (Teacher: Mr. Mark Antoniette); Kyle Huang of Franklin High School of Somerset, New Jersey (Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Jones); Daniella Sesto of Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan HS of Riverhead, New York (Teacher: Mrs. Sandra Bertolotti); Eric Somerville of James River High School of Midlothian, Virginia (Teacher: Mrs. Donna Dollings); Ariana Higgins of George Walton Comprehensive High School of Marietta, Georgia (Teacher: Mr. Alan Farnsworth); Paul Williams of Red Hill Jr/Sr High School of Bridgeport, Illinois (Teacher: Ms. Lori Eberhart), Carolyn Heivilin Coppinger of North Gwinnett High School of Suwanee, Georgia (Teacher: Mr. Patrick Yaggy); Aaron Friedman of Wilton High School of Wilton, Connecticut (Teacher: Mr. Max Gabrielson); Madeline Daschbach and Rebecca Wright of Conrad Weiser High School of Robesonia, Pennsylvania (Teacher: Ms. Diane Rurode); Jack Hawkins,  Stephen Pacheco, Kamar Mack and Salman Haque of Memphis University School of Memphis, Tennessee (Teacher: Mr. Ryan Sellers); Muse Lee of         Westridge School for Girls of Pasadena, California (Teacher: Ms. Hilary Eichelberger); Cecilia Fasano and Emma Willhardt of Monmouth, Illinois (Teacher Mr. Brian Tibbets) and Jesse Lupica-Nowlin of Portland High School of Portland, Maine (Teacher: Ms. Michelle Tucci).