In conjunction with the exhibition The 18th Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood, The Collection invited 7th and 8th grade students in the Greater New Orleans area to participate in a story contest to commemorate the state’s bicentennial. 

Winners of The 18th Star Story Contest

First place: Rachel Anselmo, St. Dominic School
The Battle Of New Orleans (download pdf)

Second Place: Hannah Nguyen, St. Dominic School
Louisiana Crawfish (download pdf)

Thrird Place: Madison Vise, Ursuline Academy
The Journey of Iberville (download pdf)