The Department of Classics at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, is proud to announce the winners of the thirtieth annual Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest. The topic of this year's contest, open to all high school students, was “A Modern Version of a Myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses - Retell a metamorphoses myth from Ovid's poem in a modern, 21st-century context.”   This year there were 91 entries from 27 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 Sheridan Marsh of Westridge School for Girls in Pasedena, California.  Sheridan’s teacher is Ms. Hilary Eichelberger.  The title of her paper was "Apollo and the Blossom Boy."

Honorable mentions (listed randomly) were awarded to the following students: Alex Frank of Portland High School in Portland, ME (Teacher: Ms. Michelle Tucci); Cosmy Pellis of James River High School in Midolothian, VA (Teacher: Ms. Donna Dollings); Cecilia Fasano of Monmouth Roseville High School in Monmouth, IL (Teacher: Mr. Brian Tibbetts); Tessa Rudolph of Beverly Hills High School of Beverly Hills, CA (Teacher: Ms. Ann-Marie Fine); Danya Pollack of Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, CA (Teacher: Ms. Ann-Marie Fine); and Makayla Lagerman of Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, PA (Teacher: Ms. Diane Rurode).