2022 Poetry Contest

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This Year's Winning Poems


Congratulations to this year's winning poems ~ 

Elementary Division (Grades 3-5): "The Forest" by Dakota Bamford
Middle School Division (Grades 6-8): "Rain of Mercy" by Leilani Garcia
High School Division (Grades 9-12): "The Daedelen" by Madeline C Aliah
Adult Division: "Always in My Heart" by Adalberto Fernandez

2022 Poetry Contest Entries

Elementary Division (Grades 3-5)

The Forest by Dakota Bamford

Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)

Perfection by Astrid Schipper
Race by Dylan Wymore
Discord by Riley McManus
Random Things by Lola Cuprill
Stress of the Essay by Mya Najera-White
The Library by Lucy Erikson
Once a Lush Forest by Mateo Barros
Drama by Hannah Miller
Seeking a Clue by Isabella Baker
Pride by Elliott Roth BenSusan
Why Do People Suppress Their Emotions by Natalie Allen
Rain of Mercy by Leilani Garcia

High School Division (Grades 9-12)

The Daedelen by Madeline C. Aliah

Adult Division

Conversing with Silences by Chloe Gentile-Montgomery
El pescador - The Fisherman by Bob Gomez
Today I Mourn by Guille Medrano
Always In My Heart by Adalberto Fernandez
Empathy - Empatia by Elyssa Moreno