In photo: 2023 High School Writing Contest Judges

The School of Arts and Humanities at Mount St. Joseph University hosted its 27th Annual Writing Contest. The awards ceremony was held March 22nd, 2023. High school sophomores from around the Greater Cincinnati area submitted writing pieces in the following categories for cash prizes:


Personal Essay


Prizes Per Category:

1st Place - $100

Honorable Mention (2) - $50 each

In photo: 2023 High School Writing Contest participants

Winners of the 2023 High School Writing Contest Awards

                                                ~ Personal Essay ~   

First Place:                                    Chloe Dunham              Notre Dame Academy
Honorable Mention:                    Josie Halverson       Stephen T. Badin High School
Honorable Mention:                    Kunyu Yang                 Simon Kenton High School 

                                                      ~ Fiction ~

First Place:                                      Angalea West              Notre Dame Academy
Honorable Mention:                     Althea Fischer            Simon Kenton High School 
Honorable Mention:                     Dakota Gibbs             Taylor High School


                                                      ~ Poetry ~

First Place:                                      Ruby Hart                         Seton High School
Honorable Mention:                     Nalee Barber          Gilbert A. Dater High School
Honorable Mention:                     Mirabella Bosse               Ursuline Academy


High Schools Represented:

Covington Catholic High School
Dater High School
Dixie Heights High School
Franklin County High School
Harrison High School
Lebanon High School
Mason High School
Mount Notre Dame High School
Newport Central Catholic High School
Notre Dame Academy
Oldenburg Academy
Roger Bacon High School
Seton High School
Simon Kenton High School
St. Xavier High School
Stephen T. Badin High School
Summit Country Day
Taylor High School
Ursuline Academy