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 “The Trial of Aeneas: Imagine that Aeneas is on trial for abandonment of Dido of Carthage in a modern American courtroom. Give your closing remarks to the jury as either the prosecutor or defense attorney.” This year there were 73 entries from 18 schools in 13 states. Each entrant receives a certificate of participation from Monmouth College.

The winner of a $250 cash award is Alex Frank of Portland High School in Portland, Maine. Alex’s teachers are Mrs. Michelle Tucci and Mr. Phil Thibault. Winning entry.

Honorable mentions (listed randomly) were awarded to the following students: Katelynn Dombrowski of Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet, IL (Teacher: Mr. Dennis Czerny); Nandini Tivakaran of Airline High School, Bossier City, LA (Teacher: Ms. Angela Pugh); Spencer Favor of Airline High School, Bossier City, LA (Teacher: Mr. Afton Owens); Carly Jarman of Airline High School, Bossier City, LA (Teacher: Ms. Angela Pugh); Thomas Kaupish of James River High School, Midlothian, VA (Teacher: Ms. Donna Dollings); Christian Rosado of Bayonne High School, Bayonne, NJ (Teacher: Mr. Craig Jacobs); Hannah Marier of Marist, Atlanta, GA (Teacher Mf. Thomas Marier); and Dylan Echlin of Memphis University School, Memphis, TN (Teacher: Mr. Ryan Sellers).