Congratulations to the

9th Annual

NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest 2017 Winners!


First Place

Blake Ziegler

Holy Cross School

New Orleans, LA

“Chevra Thilim”


Second Place

Sarah Hendrickson

Mount Carmel Academy

New Orleans, LA

"Côte des Allemands"



Third Place

Anna Goodwin

Alexandria High School

Alexandria, LA

“The Miracle at Cabrini Hospital”


Honorable Mention

Ashley Couget

Mount Carmel Academy

New Orleans, LA



Honorable Mention

Benjamin Harris Davidson

St. Paul’s School

Covington, LA

“All Hail King Rex”








Sponsored by the Louisiana Folklife Center, the NSU Writing Project, the College of Arts, Sciences, Graduate Studies and Research, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of Recruiting at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.