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Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Our annual Poetry Contest Awards & Coffeehouse was held on Friday, April 26. This year's theme was Dreams & Dragons. Thanks to everyone who submitted a poem in our youth and adult categories. The poems were excellent. Some were funny, some would make you cry, and all showed creativity and hard work.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Maitland Public Library for sponsoring the prizes for this year's winners.

Congratulations to our winners!

First to Third Grade

First Place: Kaira M., Third Grade, "Dreamy Dragons"

Second Place: Klara F., Third Grade, "Red Roses Bloom"

Third Place: Daphna F., First Grade, "I Have a Wish"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Deven B., Third Grade, "Dragon Wagon"
  • Delaney B., Third Grade, "Dream of Dragon"
  • Emma C., Second Grade, "I Have a Secret"
  • Aristotle G., Second Grade, "Dragons and Dreams"
  • Daphne D., Third Grade, "Daydreaming"
  • Eli M., First Grade, "Bill the Dragon"
  • Addie M., First Grade, "The Dragon Dream"

Fourth to Seventh Grade

First Place: Nolan L., Fourth Grade, "Dreams Like Diego"

Second Place: Tarini N., Fourth Grade, "Dreaming with a Dragon"

Third Place: Adrian J., Fourth Grade, "Flames of the Night"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Selena C., Fourth Grade, "The Secret"
  • Ronan K., Fifth Grade, "A Dragon Dream"
  • Triniti G., Fifth Grade, "Dream Big"
  • Akshara M., Fourth Grade, "Dreams & Dragons"
  • Nora M., Fourth Grade, "A Girl Who Had Dreams"
  • Abbie P., Fifth Grade, "The Dragon I Dreamt Of"
  • Wynn W., Fourth Grade, "The Two Sides of Dragons and Dreams"

Eighth to Twelfth Grade

First Place: Charlotte L., Tenth Grade, "Wet Rot"

Second Place: Amelia B., Eighth Grade, "A Nightmare-like Dream (Villanelle)"

Third Place: Tomas G., Tenth Grade, "Let Your Dreams Soar"

Honorable Mention: Lea Bates, Eighth Grade, "Protector of Dreams"


First Place: Jerri Hardesty, "Garden Dragon"

Second Place: Holly Mandelkern, "Dreaming Up Dragons"

Third Place: Ryan Tilley, "The Year of the Drag On"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Davina Lomax Burns, "Polaroid of a Dragon"
  • Peter Gordon, "The Knight's Lament"

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