Illustration: Gabi Fernandez

This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to Kailee Kellen!

Now that summer is over and school has been back for a few weeks, the Southwest Shadow is out with its first contest of the year.

Each school year brings new challenges and obstacles that need to be overcome. In celebration of a fresh start, this month’s contest is to share your goals for the school year and how you plan to tackle the upcoming difficulties.


  • Submit your contest entry in the comments section below. Only 2 or 3 sentences are necessary.
  • (1) random winner will be selected by the editorial board.
  • No profanity, vulgarity or inappropriate content.
  • Deadline: October 3
  • Prize: $15 Starbucks gift card.