Winning Words General Info:

The Arts Council seeks to recognize outstanding student writers who attend Walworth County high schools.  Entries may be prose or poetry, with freedom for students to choose their own topics and style, or students may choose to send a recently completed school writing assignment.

Thank you to all the English teachers who encourage submissions from your students. We love reading their work!

Winning Words Prize Winners 2021


First Place    Graham Troast    Short Story—“Changing the Lights”

Faith Christian School

Second Place      Alexandra Jones   Short Story—“Early Morning Reading”

Whitewater High School

Third Place   Grace Villarreal    Personal Narrative Essay—“Cancer Unwrapped”

Whitewater High School


First Place    Bailey Iverson     “Willow Tree”

East Troy High School

Second Place    Lauren Glos       “Defense Mechanisms”

Big Foot High School

Third Place    Stella Southwick    “I Never Got Your Name”

Badger High School