The Starlings philosophy is a holistic one: competition is good but sports should also be fun. Finally, an athlete should seek to develop all her talents. For this reason, we proudly promote our annual Literary/Art Contest.
The Starlings Literary/Art Contest debuted at the 2000 National Championship and has proven to be a highlight of each season since.
Once a year, all girls in a Starlings program are invited to submit artistic and literary works on specific themes and in categories that include essays, poetry, painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.
The winners are honored each year at the Starlings National Championship.
The theme of the 2017 Literary/Art Contest was "What Starlings Means to Me." The winners are:
Winner: Grace Rotermund - Omaha
Gold: Kim Hallway - Mission Bay
Gold: Danika Wanish - Madison
Gold: Maya Szestowicki - Mission Bay
Silver: Kailani Griffis - Mission Bay
Silver: Morgan DeSargant - COLA
Silver: Ashley Stokes - Mission Bay
Silver: Cassandra Palanca - Mission Bay
Winner: Kayla Ngo - Mission Bay
Gold: Madison Hulburt - Oak Hills
Gold: Madison Johnston - Mission Bay
Silver: Felicia Opsah - Omaha
Silver: Kiann Wilcher - Columbia
Silver: Ily Attinger - Clairemont
Silver: Erin Young - COLA
The 2016 theme was “Who Will I Be in 20 Years?” The winners are:
Erin Young – COLA
Mia Feighan – Mission Bay
Milan Harris – South Mountain
Madison Hulburt – Oak Hills
Cami Sweet – San Diego Navajo
Ashley Stokes – Mission Bay
Sally Hewett – Tehachapi
Dia Moore-Freeman – Indianapolis
Alexxis Hulburt – Oak Hills
Devine Hoskie – Shonto
Stephanie Schaffer – San Diego Navajo