Humor of Emily '22 earns Leaky Pen

The senior won the humorous essay contest for her piece “Modeling After Marilyn.”
By Sierra Smith, Communications Specialist

Comedy couple Susan Yeagley ’89 and Kevin Nealon announced their annual Leaky Pen winner during High School’s annual end-of-year awards day. Congratulations Emily Wykoff ’22. 

This essay contest, open to USN seniors, invites students to earn fame and a $1,000 fortune for a humorous essay. This year’s prompt was "Is this on?" This year's submissions were a particularly strong batch, and Emily's quirky wit and keenly observed details shine through her prose. Click here to read Emily’s award-winning essay

Each year, USN sends the essays off to Los Angeles to be judged by Yeagley and Nealon. The announcement revealing the winner comes by way of video; watch the announcement here
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    • Director Vince Durnan and English Department Head Freya Sachs '00 share a moment of excitement with Emily Wykoff '22 after Emily was revealed as this year's Leaky Pen winner.

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