Jiha Min, an 11th-grader from Trinity School in New York, NY, won the Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest’s $500 top prize for her 193-word original fable titled, “Dreams and Flattery.”
Min was one of 195 students to participate in the nationwide contest sponsored by New Saint Andrews College.
The $300 second-place prize went to Tyler Russell, an 11th-grader from Evangel Classical Christian School in Alabaster, AL, for his 171-word entry titled “The Raven and the Sparrow.” Daniel Jekel, a 9th-grader from Providence Classical Christian School in Lynnwood, WA, earned the $200 third-place prize for his 193-word entry titled “The Snake’s Deceit.”
Five other students were recognized in the Top Eight, including Tera Applegate of Stanford Online High School based in Stanford, CA; Paul Jekel from Providence Classical Christian Academy in Lynnwood, WA; Ethan Shaw from The Westminster School at Oak Mountain in Birmingham, AL; Rudolf Winklhofer from the Veritas Classical Christian School in Richmond, VA; and Hannah Dierdorff from The Oaks Classical Christian Academy in Spokane, WA.
In conjunction with the contest, New Saint Andrews College awards $1,000 in scholarships to participating seniors who’ve placed as finalists and have been accepted at the college for the coming fall. One finalist, Emma Cooper, a senior from Ad Fontes Academy in Centreville, VA, met the qualifications and received $1,000 in scholarship money.
In all, 22 students were recognized as “Finalists,” and 10 qualified as “Semi-finalists.” Students from 17 states and 30 schools and home schools competed in the fourth annual contest.
To see the full contest results, visit the Results page here.