Blackout Poetry Contest

We really honored National Poetry Month here at the West/Romig library!  Thanks to everyone who participated in our Blackout Poetry contest!  We picked winners in several categories:

Best Overall Poem
Best Artistic Poem
Best World Language Poem
Librarian’s Choice

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The high school Spoken Word Club selected the winners for Best Overall Poem and Best Artistic Poem:

Best Overall Poem Winners:

First Place:

1st Place, Best Poem Jania T. / Grade 10
Jania T. / Grade 10

Second Place:

2nd Place Best Poem Cara P. / Grade 12
Cara P. / Grade 12

Third Place:

Best Overall Poem, 3rd PlaceAnthony C. / Grade 8
Anthony C. / Grade 8

Best Artistic Poem:

First Place:

Artistic Poem, 1st Place Gillian P / Grade 7
Gillian P / Grade 7

Second Place:

Artistic Poem, 2nd Place Jania T. / Grade 10
Jania T. / Grade 10

Third Place:

Artistic Poem, 3rd Place Kayleight S. / Grade 11
Kayleight S. / Grade 11

The middle school Spanish Immersion students judged and translated the World Language entries for us.

Best World Language Poems:

First Place:
The hand
The fire
Doesn’t wait
And it doesn’t silence

World Language Poem, 1st Place Cami K / Grade 7
Cami K / Grade 7

Second Place:
I don’t want to be the same person they think I am.

World Language Poem, 2nd Place Rachael Shaw / Grade 8
Rachael S. / Grade 8

Third Place:
The magic of a pen.

World Language Poem, 3rd Place ??? / Grade ?
??? / Grade ?

Honorable Mention:

The students loved this poem, but said it does not translate well.  So if you can read Spanish, enjoy!

World Language Poem, Honorable Mention Luba W. / Grade 8
World Language Poem, Honorable Mention
Luba W. / Grade 8

The final category is Librarian’s Choice, because I simply couldn’t bear to let these two go unrecognized!

Librarian’s Choice:  Best Overall Poem

Librarians Choice Best Artistic Poem Raquelle M / Grade 7
Ryan S. / Grade 7

Librarian’s Choice:  Most Artistic Poem:

Librarians Choice Best Artistic Poem Ryan S. / Grade 7
Raquelle M. / Grade 7

We have such creative and talented students!  Here are some more amazing entries!

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