Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Young Poets 2009 Winners Announced

The winners of the annual Berks County poetry contest for students in grades 1 through 12 have finally been announced. By now, all the teachers and librarians who had students submit an entry have had a chance to notify participants of the results of the contest.

First, second, and third place prize winners in each grade will receive their awards at the Poetry Celebration being held at the end of this month. (See info at end of article for details) A beautiful Certificate of Participation is being given by teachers and librarians to those who did not place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.

Everyone is invited to attend the Poetry Celebration to hear some of the prize winning poems and see the award presentations being made. The poems these students have written are always awesome and amazing. I always enjoy this program not just as a celebration of poetry but also as a celebration of the wonderful creativity and expressiveness of our students.

Each year all the award winning poems are published in a booklet and made available for purchase at the Celebration for the small fee of $2. I highly recommend bringing your family to this great event during National Poetry Month and picking up the book of poems as a souvenir.

This year the Poetry Celebration will be at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College at 7 p.m. on April 29, 2009.

A link to the list of winners will be posted at a later date.

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