Humanities Fest 2021 Contest Winners

March 10, 2021 |

The contest winners of the East Central College 2021 Humanities Fest held virtually Friday, March 5, have been announced.

Listed under the contest category are the place the students received, name of the student and the high school they attend. Also listed are titles of submission, if applicable.

Spanish

First place — Payton Smith, Bourbon High School.

News Writing

First place — “School works to find solutions for struggling students,” by Kyle Meyer, Washington High School.

Second place — “English teacher Jocelyn Coates retires at semester,” by Mackenzie Lawyer.

Feature Writing

First place — “NaNoWriMo teaches students novel writing,” and “Washington’s Writing Enthusiasts,” by Claire Nappier, Washington High School.

Second place — “New School Year, New Principal — Former social studies teacher Ben Strauser becomes assistant principal intern,” by Benjamin Tobben, Washington High School.

Honorable mention — “Need for Speed — Junior Sam Stewart participates in family racing outside of school,” by Amber Christeson, Washington High School.

Photography

First place (Tie) — “Spring Beginnings,” by Kimber Miller, St. Clair High School; and “Abba and Bur Oak on the Katy,” by Jacob Lierman, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

Second place — “Face the Sun” and “Sky Above, Sand Below,” Kacey Feth, Union High School.

Honorable mentions — “Paws of Life,” by Marisa Frazier, St. Clair High School; and “Quiet Peers Night,” by Jacob Lierman, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

Creative Non-Fiction

First place — “Acknowledgements,” by Rachel Bolte, Union High School.

Second place — “The Universe Within You,” by Maelee Willingham, Union High School.

Third place — “Everything Happens for a Reason,” by Alexander Poole, Union High School.

Poetry

First place — “I’m Fine,” by Jacob Lierman, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

Second place — “Another Stone in the Sidewalk,” by Maelee Willingham, Union High School.

Third place — “Daddy, You Weren’t Here,” by Taelor DeWeese, Union High School.

Honorable Mention — “Breeze,” by Isaiah Wring, St. Clair High School.