We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Poetry Society of Virginia Student Contest.
Founded in 1923 at the College of William and Mary, the PSoV (Poetry Society of Virginia) is the second oldest state poetry society in the nation. The Society sponsors annual contests for students and adults, offers programs for schools throughout the Commonwealth, and maintains an active calendar of meetings, opportunities and events for poets old and young.
Our 2019 Student Poetry Contest was a great success. There were just under 500 students competing this year with many fine entries. We offer congratulations to all the winners, though the ultimate champion is the cause of poetry in Virginia as a whole -- every student who entered should stand tall with pride in their work. Many of the poems entered were simply stunning. Lastly, I want to thank all of the judges for the work they put in here. The results speak for themselves.
We're beginning the process of mailing out awards and certificates to schools next week. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
-- Jeff Hewitt, PSoV Contest Chair.
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All poems are copyrighted 2019 by the respective authors and may not be used elsewhere without their express permission.
|1st||A Storm||Harris M||Cindy Peavy||3|
|2nd||Rainforest||Ben B.||Cindy Peavy||3|
|3rd||Giraffe||Charlie P.||Cindy Peavy||3|
|1st||“Overprotective”||Lyla Meredith Sayre||Mrs. Grayson||5|
|2nd||“Snow”||Simon Yi||Miss Miesko||5|
|3rd||My Crazy Siblings||Nolan T. Krisik||Miss Miesko||5|
|1st||Times Like This||Henry Kerr||Anne Merkel||8|
|2nd||Double Life||Andrew Carlson||Eric Schlabach||7|
|3rd||If You Were a Fairy Tale||Kate Mason||Anne Merkel||8|
|Honorable Mention #1||I Know the Right Wave will Come||Maren Cooper||Anne Merkel||8|
|Honorable Mention #2||Floodgate||Anne Ellis Bohannon||Hilary Steel||8|
|Honorable Mention #3||Catching Sharks||Cash Jacob Nelson||Eric Schlabach||7|
|1st||Spring||Sarah Lao||Mary Heald||10|
|2nd||Gen Z(eroed)||Sophia Carmen Futrell||Kelly Dillon||9|
|3rd||My Life||Madelynn Meyer||Rebecca Lynch||9|
|Honorable Mention||Nostalgia||Alexa Marsh||N/A||10|
|1st||The Spot||Philip Thomas Rodolfo Maruri||Ron Smith||12|
|2nd||On Walking||Cora Mae Margaret Lewis||Michele Surat||11|
|3rd||Kidz Club||Laura Wallace||Sanchez||12|
|Honorable Mention||Home Is Far from Where I Stand||Gloria Wang||Salma Saeedi||11|
|Honorable Mention||self-portrait as wu zetian||Vivian Zhao||N/A||11|
|1st||Freedom||Jessica Ann Thorne||Ms. Michele Surat||12|
|2nd||I Love Apples||Ryan Dorjderem||Catherine Hailey||12|
|3rd||Seeing the World||Emily Cuttler||Kaitlyn Schmit||12|
|1st||Night Fishing at Antibes||Sarah Lao||Mary Heald||10|
|2nd||The Tear Collector||Meredith Wyrick||Amy Fleming||10|
|3rd||I Am The Rainforest||Elizabeth||Mrs. Lumm||10|
|1st||Hermes and The Cattle of Apollo||Kyley Rose Lazarus||Maria Castells||7|
|2nd||Lost||Alexandra Blake||Ms. Issa||6|
|3rd||Cut Hair||Bianca Maria Baron||Mr. Stutzman||8|
|Honorable Mention||Anxiety Attack||Olivia TIll||Eric Kursman||8|
|1st||Cento for Water||Gabriela Igloria||Mr. Christian Fenley||12|
|2nd||December 25th 2015||Lucy Farrell||Ron Smith||12|
|3rd||char-love-sville||Maryam Alwan||Charlotte Wood||11|
|Honorable Mention||Storm||Neil O'Connor||Mrs. Lumm||10|