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  • 2016 NCPS Poet Laureate Award Winner

    Congratulations to Stephanie Levin, 2016 winner of the Poet Laureate Award.

NC Poetry Society 2016 Student Contest Awards

Travis Tuck Jordan Award (for students in grades 3-5)

Judge: Susan Laughter Meyers

1st Place: “A is the Best” by Bella Campbell

3rd grade, The Raleigh School

Raleigh, NC

2nd Place: “Running Song” by Zaniyah Teague

5th grade, Wiley Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

3rd Place: “Already Been Chewed” by Conner Smith

5th grade, Wiley Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention: “Orange Dolphins” by Kayla Overbey

5th grade, Wiley Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention: “The Monster” by Isaiah Powell

5th grade, Wiley Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention:

“Where A Poem Goes Before It’s On Paper” by Graylin Cuthbertson

3rd grade, The Raleigh School

Raleigh, NC  

 

Joan Scott Memorial Award (for students in grades 3-8; environmental theme)

Judge: Michael McFee

1st Place: “Dripping Honey” by Samantha Dorfman

5th grade, Brooks Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

2nd Place: “Never-Ending Thoughts” by Lilly Larson

5th grade, Brooks Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

3rd Place: “Unseen Sorrows” by Ella Headrick

5th grade, Brooks Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention: “The Life Filled Blue” by Calvin Fransson

5th grade, Brooks Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention: “Everlasting Brainfreeze” by Margaret Montague

5th grade, Brooks Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention: “The Jewel of Insects” by Josie Green

5th grade, Brooks Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

 

Mary Chilton Award (for students in grades 6-8)

Judge: Denton Loving

1st place“The Scorer” by Will Dowell

7th grade, Durham Academy

Durham, NC

2nd place: “Where I Am From” by Anna Meyers

7th grade, Durham Academy

Durham, NC

3rd place: “Barbie” by Sarah Julius

7th grade, Durham Academy

Durham, NC

Honorable Mention:  “A Bat Day” by Logan Beard

7th grade, Durham Academy

Durham, NC

Sherry Pruitt Award (for students in grades 9-12 and college undergraduates)

Judge: Jaki Shelton Green

1st Place: “World War”by Rajee Ganesan

10th grade, Panther Creek High School

Cary, NC

2nd Place: “Sonnet of a Dove” by Katherine Concannon

11th grade, Durham Academy

Durham, NC

3rd Place: “Glacier” by Michael Li

9th grade, East Chapel Hill High School

Chapel Hill, NC

Honorable Mention: “Too Old to Leave” by Tyler Singleton

Western Carolina University

Honorable Mention: “The Forgotten Man” by Lili Blue

12th grade, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts

High Point, NC

Honorable Mention: “An Autumn’s Day Walk” by Megan Walker

10th grade, Northwood High School

Chapel Hill, NC

 

Farlow-Griffin Haiku Award (for students in grades 9-12, college undergraduates)

Judge: Ce Rosenow

1st Place: Lili Blue for “Winter”

12th grade, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts

High Point, NC

2nd Place: Ce’Ondra Ellison for “Winter Chill”

11th grade, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts

Greensboro, NC

3rd Place: Michaela York for “Snow”

11th Grade, SandHoke Early College High School

Raeford, NC

Honorable Mention: Rajee Ganesan for “Queen of Fall”

10th grade, Panther Creek High School

Cary, NC

Congratulations to all of our student winners!

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