Poems selected and approved already:
"The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howitt - Dora Hagaman, Collettsville School
"If" by Rudyard Kipling - Carl Slade, William Lenoir Middle School
"Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Autumn Soots, Gamewell Middle School
"The Snow Shower" by William Cullen Bryant - Mehreen Ahmed, William Lenoir Middle School
"A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Noah Jaroszewski, William Lenoir Middle School
"Dirge" by Ralph Waldo Emerson - Mazie Wakefield, William Lenoir Middle School
"Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson - Ga'Kiaya Anderson, William Lenoir Middle School
"The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe - Isaiah Deskins, Gamewell Middle School
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe - Makenzie Roberts, Gamewell Middle School
"Dance of the Seasons" by Harriet Monroe - Allie Montelongo, Oak Hill School
"The Evening Star" by Edgar Allen Poe - Mary McClure, Oak Hill School
"Halloween" by James McIntyre - Faith McIntyre, Oak Hill School
"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe - Jolie-Dean Hipps, Gamewell Middle School
"A Country Boy in Winter" by Sarah Orne Jewett - Ayden Word, Collettsville School
"McCavity: The Mystery Cat" by T.S. Eliot - Kalia Pitts, Collettsville School
"The House With Nobody In It" by Joyce Kilmer - Abigail Bumgarner, Hudson Middle School
"The Christmas Tree" by Robert Service - Taszmin Gupta, Collettsville School
"After Apple Picking" by Robert Frost - Luke Hirsch, Granite Falls Middle School
"The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth - Erik Williams, Granite Falls Middle School
"Chimney Sweeper: When My Mother Died I Was Very Young" by William Blake - Kallie Miller, Kings Creek School
"To A Little Girl That Has Told a Lie" by Ann Taylor - and - "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost - Alexis Bryer, Hudson Middle School
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS – POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION
Middle school students from traditional, home and private schools in Caldwell County are invited to participate in the 12th annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council and Caldwell County Schools.
Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presented. Details for participation are on the website: http://www.caldwellarts.com/61-middle-school-recitation-competition/ .
Caldwell County students should contact their school’s office ASAP to find the Poetry Recitation Competition coordinator in each school. Students from home and private schools should contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted now through March 10, 2017 – first come, first served on poem selection.
The final competition will be held April 8, 2017, 8:30a.m. at the JE Broyhill Civic Center.
For further information, please contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or email@example.com.
FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FROM THE
2016 MIDDLE SCHOOL POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION:
Winners of the 11th Annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition held 4/9/16
(in order of photo below)
Paigelyn Gragg, 6th place, Collettsville School
Kalia Pitts , Merit Award, Collettsville School
Sarah Swanson, 5th place, Collettsville School
Noah Jaroszewski, 4th place, William Lenoir Middle School
Keagan Davidson, Merit Award, Heritage Christian School
Dakare Chatman, 2nd Place, Happy Valley School
Dayton Haas, Merit Award, Heritage Christian School
Kaite McCoy, 1st Place, Happy Valley School
Shelby Wilson, Merit Award, Gamewell Middle School
Autumn Soots, 3rd Place, Gamewell Middle School
Kurt Hensley, Merit Award, Hudson Middle School
2016 PARTICIPANTS - Click here to view the competition packet which includes a printable flier, letter to teachers, sample judge's tally sheet (showing what the judges are looking for). Poems are on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early to get your choice!