Poetry Recitation Competition

The Caldwell Arts Council hosts the annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition at the HUB Station Arts & Business Center Auditorium, 145 Cedar Valley Road in Hudson, North Carolina. Our next competition is set for 9:30am on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Click here for details and click to view the 2019 YouTube competition video.

 

2019 MIDDLE SCHOOL POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION WINNERS 

1st Place Tie: Ava Aldrich, Granite Falls Middle and Aiden Jones, William Lenoir Middle

3rd Place: Auguste Thielemann, William Lenoir Middle

4th Place: Mazie Wakefield, William Lenoir Middle

5th Place: Melanie Perez, Gamewell Middle

6th Place: Taszi Gupta, Collettsville Middle

 

MERIT AWARDS

Gavin Johnson, Gamewell Middle

Martin Engelbrecht, Gamewell Middle

Ellis Waitz, Collettsville Middle

Karina Davidson, Heritage Christian Middle

Emma Ingram, Hudson Middle

Noah Fanberg, Heritage Christian Middle

Zoey Lail, Gamewell Middle

 

  

 2019 STUDENT POETRY ASSIGNMENTS

COLLETTSVILLE SCHOOL

"A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost - Kiandra Gilbert

"If" by Rudyard Kipling - Taszi Gupta

"Bury Me in a Free Land" by Francis Harper - Arianna Simmons
 
"The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howitt - Ellis Waitz

 

GAMEWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL

"A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Martin Engelbrecht

"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost - Angel Hendrix

"The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson - Gavin Johnson

"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe - Zoey Lail

"O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman - Melanie Perez

 

GRANITE FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

"The Little Orphan" by Edgar A. Guest - Ava Aldrich

"A Madrigal" by William Shakespeare - Kenneth Dishman

"The Battle of the Baltic" by Thomas Campbell - Erik Williams

 

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


"In the Bleak Midwinter" by Christina Rossetti, & "Chartless" by Emily Dickinson
- Karina Davidson

"Columbus" by Joaquin Miller - Noah Fanberg

 

HUDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

"It Was An April Morning: Fresh and Clear" by William Wordsworth - Khloe Castro

"The Princess's Finger-Nail: A Tale of Nonsense Land" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- Addison Connor
 

"The Highway Man" by Alfred Noyes - Kaylee Marie Denis

"In Flanders Fields" by John McRae, & "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen
- Emma Ingram

"The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key - Caleb Weiner

 

KINGS CREEK SCHOOL

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, & When Love Is Dead by Alexander Posey
- Reagan Moore

 

WILLIAM LENOIR MIDDLE SCHOOL 

"The Haunted Oak" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar - Aiden Jones

"Beat! Beat! Drums!" by Walt Whitman - Auguste Thielemann

"A Dreadful Darkness Closes In" by Anne Bronte - Mazie Wakefield

 

WISDOM ACADEMY HOME SCHOOL

"A Narrow Fellow in the Grass" by Emily Dickinson & "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
- Thomas Lyons