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Winners of 2024 Minerva Campbell Literary Contest

Updated: Jun 27



Congratulations to this year's contest winners! The Minerva Campbell Awards are presented to students exhibiting literary ability. This annual prose and poetry competition is conducted for Junior High School and Senior High School students attending Rush-Henrietta Central Schools and students who reside in Henrietta and attend school elsewhere. The Henrietta Public Library Board of Trustees, which sponsors the contest in honor of its first president, appoints a committee of judges to select the winners with in each division.


The following are the winners of each division and category:

 

Senior Division (students from Rush-Henrietta Senior High School)

Prose

First Place……………….    “Villainy: An Advanced Guide” by Lillian Merrill

Second Place………….     “The Beauty of Diversity” by Aryanna Chandler

Third Place……………….  “A Canine Crisis” by Kasey Lynch

Honorable Mention….  “Tangles and Tides” by Annabella Mack

Poetry

First Place………………….  “Birds Eye View” by James Coté

Second Place …………….  “I’m a bad driver” by Ally Walgast

Third Place…………………. “Okay & Hero” Poetry Collection by Anonymous

Honorable Mention……. “The Beauty of Love” by Addison Montgomery

Honorable Mention……. “May our Country Always Live” by Heera Manger


Junior Division (students from Roth Junior High School)

Prose

First Place…………………. “Friday Night” by Tharuni Paskaran

Poetry

First Place………………….  “My Biggest Enemy” by Eshaal Humayun

Second Place…………….  “Beauty of Life” by Abdul-Rahman Khan

Honorable Mention…… “Life is a Journey Full of Love” by Declan Krieger


Junior Division (students from Burger Junior High School)

Prose

First Place…………………. “The Hallway” by Alex Wackerman

Honorable Mention…… “Under This Bed of Stars, Resides a Love Letter to You” by Krystyana Perez

Poetry

First Place…………………. “98%” by Olivia Barclift

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