Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s poetry contest. The winners are listed below. We hope you join us again next year!

POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

ADULT

1st place:  Untitled, Linda Runatz

2nd place: Two-Part Invention, Holly Mandelkern

3rd place:  Mountains over Florida, Janet Watson

 

 

YOUTH

 

Elementary

1st: “Grounded Like the Oak Tree,” by Damien Layus; Park Maitland School, 5th Grade

2nd: “Focused and Not,” by Lyla Sanders; Dommerich Elementary School, 4th Grade

3rd: “The Humble Oak Tree,” by Nora Rosado; Park Maitland School, 4th Grade

Honorable Mention: “Grounded” by Ginger Dunkin; Maitland Montessori School, 4th Grade

Honorable Mention: “Breathe,” by Abby Yuska; Park Maitland School, 5th Grade

 

Middle School

1st: “Grounded,” by Sophia Forster; Maitland Montessori School, 6th Grade

2nd: “Grounded,” by Noah Mumbert; Park Maitland School, 6th Grade

3rd: “Grounded,” by Gabriel Caron; Park Maitland School, 6th Grade

Honorable Mention: “Stability,” by Keira Schaefer; Mountain View Middle School, 8th Grade

 

High School

1st: “Cowboy (For My Father),” by Daniel Liu; Lake Highland Preparatory School, 11th Grade