Students’ Publications

2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022


EMILIA RAMOS SAMPER published Crown of Scales and Wonder, her debut novel when she was ten years old, and first book of The Shadow Heir Trilogy. She loves all things to do with creative writing and the performing arts. Emilia received the 1st place in 2019 of the La Plume Young Writers’ Contest, and has been a regular contestant and a winner again in 2022. She also recently won the NATS singing competition and the Speaker Honor and Literary Icon Award. Emilia has been writing since age six. It was only a matter of time before she published a book. You can buy it on Amazon by clicking here or by visiting her website at

Her second novel, Book 2 of The Shadow Heir Trilogy, will be coming out in 2023.


2015, 2016 & 2017

A recent graduate from New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Bianca Sproul studied the intersection of environmental studies and media. She is interested in new media and design, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. You can visit her website at

She won the La Plume Grand Prize in 2017 when in 11th grade at Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart,

2016, 2017 & 2018


NICOLE NIXON was awarded three consecutive La Plume First Place wins in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

I’m a data science major with computer science and history minors at Northwestern University, class of 2023. I enjoy the way data science blends math, computer science and statistics with creativity. In Fall 2023, I will start my career as a Technology Consultant on the Data and Analytics track at EY. I also enjoy creative writing and have published two fictional novels which are available on Amazon.



ISIS ARGUELLO won the La Plume Grand Prize with her short story The Horror of Love she developed into a complete fiction now published and sold at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.