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Madeline Stephenson wins Robert Penn Warren HS Essay Contest

Madeline Stephenson attends Cumberland County High School in Burkesville, KY. Second place winner, Matthew Doyle attends Caverna HS in Horse Cave; and third place winner, Molly Morgan, is also a student at Cumberland County High School
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BOWLING GREEN, KY - The Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at Western Kentucky University has announced the winners of the 2015-16 Robert Penn Warren High School Essay Contest.

Madeline Stephenson, who attends Cumberland County High School in Burkesville, KY, received first prize for her essay, "The Systems of Life."

Matthew Doyle, of Caverna High School in Horse Cave, received second place.

Molly Morgan, also of Cumberland County High, received third place. The contest, open to high school students nationwide, required participants to critically analyze "Watershed," a short poem that was first published in 1932.

At Cumberland County High, Stephenson and Morgan study English with Jason Dodson, a WKU graduate. Doyle's English teacher at Caverna High, Melissa Sergeant Jackson, is a former WKU Writing Project Fellow.

This story was posted on 2016-04-21 05:16:59
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