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2023 Mary Helen Straker Award in Writing

This year’s competition is open to Muskingum County students in their sophomore or junior year of high school. The submission period extends from January 3, 2023, through February 23, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

A second prompt for students in Tier 2 and Tier 3 has been added this year. Interview transcripts will be submitted through the portal. Visual responses must be delivered to the J.W. & M.H, Straker Foundation by February 23, 2023.

2022 Mary Helen Straker Award in Writing Winner Garrett Buchanan
Susan and Coach Burson congratulating last year's winner, Garrett Buchanan.