Stephen R. Parsons, a junior at Bryan Station High School, wrote the winning entry and won $250 in the Kentucky League of Women Voters essay contest. Students in public and private school in Fayette County were asked to answer the question, "How does money influence elections and the subsequent actions of elected officials?" Stephen's teacher, Rebecca Mueller, received $100.
Arti Vula, a senior at Henry Clay, won $150 for his second-place essay. His teacher, Keen Babbage, received $50. Emma Daugherty, a sophomore at Paul Laurence Dunbar, won $50 for her third-place essay, and her teacher, Tara Wilkinson, received $50.