Alexis Manos of Potomac, MD, a senior at the National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, has won the ALSCW’s Stephen J. Meringoff Secondary School Essay Award for 2014, with her essay “The Use of Contrapasso in the Inferno”. The Stephen J. Meringoff Secondary School Essay Contest was judged by Lee Oser and Helaine Smith. Alexis Manos will receive $1500, and her award-winning composition will be published in an upcoming issue of Literary Matters.
Alexis (Lexy) Manos is a high school senior at the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. Lexy is passionate about literature and critical analysis. She plans on majoring in English in college and hopes to do further research around Dante Alighieri, her favorite author. In high school, she has been a two-time Gold winner in the National Spanish exam as well as editor for the school newspaper the Discus. Lexy balances her English focus with AP and accelerated courses in physics and mathematics. She is President of the Finance Club at school and an active debater in the Government Club.