The Raymond Andrews Prize for Creative Writing was launched in the 2019-2020 academic year. It is a competition for high school students in Morgan County. Entries are read blind by a reader pool of community members, educators and graduate students. That pool of readers chooses finalists, which are passed along to a celebrity guest judge. The guest judge selects placement from the group of finalists.


  • Winner

    “The Other Side of the Leaf” by Quintavious Proby

  • Runner Up

    “Potato Soup” by Melanie Howard

  • 3rd Place

    “The Secret” by MJ Faulkner

  • 4th Place

    “Atlas” by Dylan Lange

  • Finalists

    Gillian Ray, Daisy-Jane Buck, Ar’mond Wright, Ella Ryan Cottrell, Cole Philips, Madeline Keilman and Anna Nelson