2023 Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 Literary & Arts Competition Winners!

A huge thank you to every student who participated in this year's competition, to the teachers for encouraging and helping our student's with their entries, and to our judges for helping make this competition meaningful.

High School Art

FIRST: "Shame of an Outsider" by Addison Knox, Loyola College Preparatory

SECOND: "Overwhelmingly Ordinary" by Claire Rimmer, Caddo Magnet High School Talented Arts

THIRD: "Strong Voices" by Gretchen Anderson, Captain Shreve High School

High School Essay

FIRST: "Recognizing the Hate Learning from the Love" by Elsie Jane Adams, CE Byrd High School

SECOND: "Devolution to Genocide A Recurring Nightmare" by Sivamayuri Saikolappan, Caddo Magnet High School

THIRD: "Negative Escalation to Positive Progression" by Kate Shaw, C.E. Byrd High School

High School Poetry

FIRST: "The Bank of the Blood River" by Sidney Morgan Conduff, Caddo Parish Magnet High School

SECOND: "The Invisible Fellows" by Mary Walker,Loyola College Preparatory

THIRD: "Bonfire" by Caroline Carberry, C.E. Byrd High School

High School Short Story

FIRST: "The Fireplace is a Good Place to Remember Things" by Noel Strange, Caddo Parish Magnet High School

SECOND: "Ignis Volans" by Adelynn Wilson, Caddo Parish Magnet High School

THIRD: "It Can't Happen Here" by Rachel Evans, Caddo Magnet High School

Middle School Essay

FIRST: "Requiem" by Alaythia Brewer, Caddo Middle Magnet School

SECOND: "Without Prejudice" by Peyton Parker, Youree Drive Middle Advanced Placement Magnet School

THIRD: "Holocaust Remembrance Essay" by Aylin Arvizu, Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School