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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