Poetry Winners Entertain Audience of Friends and Family

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On Thursday, April 26, 2012 the winners of the 5th Annual Augusta Public Library Poetry Contest were announced.

This year the library received over one  hundred entries.  Each award recipient received a gift card to a local book store.  The winners read their poems aloud during the evening ceremony.  A huge thank you goes to the parents and teachers who encouraged their children to participate.  The winners are as follows:

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

First Place:  Kevin Meredith, 11th grade, Alleluia Community School for “The Fire”

Second Place: Ariel Ciara Williams, 10th grade, George P. Butler High School, for “Yo Ma’Ma”

Third Place:   IdaLease Anntonette Cummings, 12th grade, Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, for “Optomisn:(sic) Jaycee Dugard”

MIDDLE SCHOOL

First Place:   A tie between:

Maggie Mauree Ristroph, 6th grade, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School, “No, I Can’t Write a Poem.”

and Rachel M. Visintainer, 8th grade, Alleluia Community,  “My Instrument.”

Second Place: Tyease Walltower-Winfrey, 6th grade, Tutt Middle School, “The Ocean.”

Third Place:  Christopher Mazurek, 6th grade, St Mary on the Hill Catholic School, “The Truck.”

PLEASE CHECK THE YA ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE HQ LIBRARY TO READ THE WINNERS’ POEMS.