Local Composer Is Finalist in Song Writing Contest

Monica Phillips

A local woman is one step closer to winning a song writing contest thanks to support from the community.

Monica Phillips is one of 12 songwriters left in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest.  The overall winner will be selected in July and will win $20,000.

Her song titled “The Love You Song” is nominated in the Gospel-Inspirational category. She said she wrote it 10 years ago.

Phillips is part of the Youngstown Drive Thru prayer services.

Phillips made it to the final round based on votes from the public.

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