writing for the win

Cortney has about 534590834 cousins.

But one cousin, Josilyn, happens to be going to my alma mater, Western Michigan University, in the fall. In the honor’s college, nonetheless.

You guys, I am so proud.

The Beautiful Josilyn

This lovely lady has made me proud with her writing skills too.  She just entered an essay contest for a scholarship to help pay for her schooling at WMU.

The deal is though, that it is judged on popular vote.

I know I have asked for a LOT of voting from you all in the past week…but this is not for me.

Please read Josilyn’s short piece, “A Tutor’s A Tutor No Matter How Small“.  If you like it?  Vote for it.

That is all.

Help me win a $3,000 college scholarship. Vote for my essay!


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Done! Best of luck to her!

  2. she is gorgeous! I didn’t know you went to the Zoo for school! My brother went there for grad – after his undergrad at FSU (Fairly Straight, he liked to call it).

    Good luck to that lil whippersnapper. I voted.

  3. I’m on my way! Gotta support a young women who is writing and learning and working hard!

  4. I voted for her, of course, but I find it incredibly disturbing a scholarship chance would be determined this way. I mean, what? Popular vote? A scholarship isn’t like getting Homecoming Queen!

    Your cousin is beautiful, by the way..

    • I agree. Luckily her (300 words or less) essay is awesome or else I would feel bad promoting it. But Jos wouldn’t do anything less than awesome. She DOES have Sluiter blood.

      And yes, she is quite lovely, isn’t she?