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Awards Ceremony Location: 533 Eaton Street
The Studios of Key West is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens. Merit awards, certificates, and prizes will be awarded, and participants with winning entries will be publicly recognized at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at 2pm at The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street.
Through funds established by the Jeane and Jessie Porter Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, TSKW is proud to administer a special component of this contest. Jeane Porter was especially committed to encouraging young writers, and supported the Poetry in Schools contest in Monroe County
Janelle Barrera taught in the Key West Public Schools and now tutors students. She has published poetry in magazines/journals but her interest now lies in seeing that children are given an opportunity to discover the creative genius within, whether it be through writing or some other genre.
Donna Weinstock was a first-grade teacher for 27 years in Chicago, California, and Gainesville, and Key West.
First Place: Gabrielle Pariag (age 12)
Second Place: Madeline Lupi (age 11)
Third Place: Logan Kirchner (age 12)
Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)
Bryn Taylor (age 12)
Summer Goodsell (age 7)
A Pizza the Size of the Sun
Cristian Arias (age 12)
Summer is Over
Beth Wilson (age 8)
First Place: Mandy Thorsen (age 13)
Second Place: Sofiya Ogorodnychuk (age 13)
Beauty Through my Eyes
Third Place: Patrick Roesser (age 17)
57 Bel Air
Honorable Mentions: (In no particular order)
Eric Prindle (age 14)
Brendon Roney (age 14)
Kaylee Davidson (age 14)
Beautiful, Peculiar Deminsion
Jack Budd (age 13)
The Things I’ve Once Known