Literary essays win Wake County contest

August 11, 2013 

Cary Academy students won both the junior and senior divisions in the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Wake County’s annual writing contest.

The Junior Division winner was Kyle Lerch, who wrote an essay on “Honor Without Dignity.” The Senior Division winner was Rachel Earnhardt for “A Cigar Between his Teeth: The Relationship of Romanticism and Irony in Madame Bovary.”

The contest, open to juniors and seniors at public and private schools in Wake County asks for scholarly interpretations of literature prepared in English classes.

Kyle and Rachel received cash awards and books and were honored at the association’s spring banquet.

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