To honor the memory of Shane Stauffer, a 2004 Cave City graduate, and gifted and committed student of language and literature, the Cave City Scholarship Club held an essay and poetry contest. The 2007 award topic was "Life in Metaphor" inspired by an original poem of Stauffer's.
The 2007 winner in the essay category was Christy Curtis, and the winner of the poetry category was Clint Brockway. Each winner in these categories received a notebook computer.
The runner-up in the essay category was Shana Polston, and the runner up in the poetry category was Whitney Stauffer. These students received $100.
These works, as well as all the works submitted, will be bound along with Stauffer's original poem and placed in the Cave City High School Library.