Congratulations Write Stuff Teen Writing & Visual Arts Contest Winners!


High School Essay

1st placeLaurel Philpott, Bardstown, KY | Nelson County High School | Beauty         

2nd place | Ruby Young, Burlington, KY | Saint Henry District High School – A Hungry Monster

3rd place | Catherine Gott, Bowling Green, KY | Greenwood High School | From Age 6 to 17: Lessons Learned From My Mom's Fight with Cancer

Honorable Mention | Jordanne Howard, Louisville | Eastern High School | Two Journeys…One Message of Hope


Middle School Essay

1st place | Gabriella Talbott, Louisville, | Kammerer Middle School – Prayers             

2nd Place | Brenna Wyman, Louisville | St. Edward – How Cancer Affected My Life

3rd Place | Maddie Angel, Harrodsburg, KY | King Middle School – Living Proof

Honorable Mention | Maryam Malik, Louisville | Westport Middle School – The Survival Story


Students who have cancer themselves -  Essay

1st place | Riley Pfeiffer, Louisville | Saint Xavier High School | Cancer as a Blessing

2nd Place | Will Leonberger, Simpsonville, KY | Highlands Latin Schoo | Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

3rd Place | Ryan Witt, Glasgow, KY | Glasgow High School | Roots

Honorable Mention | Courtney Gettler, Lancaster, KY | Garrard County High School | My Story



1st place | Ethan WrayFrankfort, KY | Bondurant Middle School | Life

2nd Place | Levacy Quinn, New Albany, IN | New Albany High School | Quiet

3rd Place | Benjamin Carter, Bloomfield, KY | Bethlehem High School | Womanhood

Honorable Mention | Anoosha SriFloyds Knobs, IN | Floyd Central High School | Warriors



1st place | Breanna Brown, Scottsburg, IN | Scottsburg High School | Battle Strong Artist Statement

2nd place | Christian Beck, Louisville Saint Xavier High School and Ensley Ogden, Louisville Kentucky Country Day | Ensley’s Story Artist Statement

 3rd Place | Caroline Ogle and Caroline Moffett, Louisville | Kammerer Middle School | #Kammerer Strong Artist Statement


2-D Art

1st place | Elouise Betts, Lexington, KY | Lafayette High School | Hocking Hills Artist Statement

2nd place | Gabrielle Clark, New Albany, IN | New Albany High School | Breath of Life Artist Statement

3rd place | Maggie Downs, Bardstown, KY | Bardstown High School | One Day at a Time Artist Statement

 Honorable Mention | Tala Maya, Louisville | Kentucky Country Day | Almost Heaven Artist Statement


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