Library announces contest winners


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Provided photo Piqua Public Library celebrated winning poets at their fourth annual Youth Poetry Awards presentation on April 25. Pictured poets are (front row): Adelynn Rich, Piqua; Keegan Bates, Piqua; and Evelyn Simmons, Tipp City; (back row): Ethan Maurer, Anna; Jonathan Tucker, Piqua; and Jordan Slife, Piqua.


Complete list of winners:

Kindergarten to 3rd Grade:

1st – Chase Willis, 3rd grade, Washington Primary School, Piqua: “I Am Brave and Funny”

2nd – Evelyn Simmons, Kindergarten, Nevin Coppock Elementary, Tipp City: “Flowers”

3rd – Juliana Harris, 3rd grade, Washington Primary School, Piqua: “I Am Loveable”

4th to 6th Grade:

1st – Jordan Slife, 6th grade, Piqua Central Intermediate School, Piqua: “The Ocean”

2nd – Ethan Maurer, 6th grade, Anna Middle School, Anna: “My Military Familty”

3rd – Keegan Bates, 5th grade, Piqua Central Intermediate School, Piqua: “The Seek Adventure”

7th to 9th Grade:

1st – Logan Schlater, 8th grade, Anna Middle School, Anna: “Mind Feeder”

2nd – Jonathan Tucker, 8th grade, Piqua Jr. High School, Piqua: “Unbreakable”

3rd – Paige Hinkle, 8th grade, Piqua Jr. High School, Piqua: “Up To Bat”

10th to 12th Grade:

1st – Abby Walker, 11th grade, Tippecanoe High School, Tipp City: “Carolina Pines”

2nd – Brandon Hemsworth, 10th grade, Anna High School, Anna: “The Place Where no one Wanders”

3rd – Elizabeth Bremke, 12th grade, Anna High School, Anna: “To This Love of Mine”

Library Staff Favorite – Adelynn Rich, 4h grade, Piqua Catholic School, Piqua “My Forever Horse”

PIQUA — Held in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April, the Piqua Public Library reports that its 2017 Youth Poetry Contest was a resounding success.

Contest Coordinator Robin Heintz said that the number of entries more than doubled from last year’s totals. “The contest continues to grow well beyond our expectations: four hundred and eighty poems were entered by young people in four K-12 grade divisions this year. These poets represent 21 different schools and homeschoolers in both counties.

“We were deeply impressed, not only with the quantity of entries, but with their quality as well. Miami and Shelby counties can be very proud of the creativity of their students. There were well thought-out works submitted – poetry that made me laugh and that made me cry. The youth of this area are amazing.”

The contest concluded with a Poetry Night Awards Reception in the Piqua Public Library lobby on Tuesday, April 25. Award winners were given the opportunity to read their works aloud, and cash awards and certificates were given out to participants.

“We send the poems out to 16 judges across the country.” Piqua Library Director James Oda explained. “The judging was extremely difficult this year; I did not envy them.”

First, second, and third place awards are conferred in four grade divisions. First place earns $50, second earns $25, and third earns $10. Money for the awards is donated by the Piqua Public Library Assistance & Development fund.

The library also selects a “Library Staff Favorite” award, with that poet also earning a $50 prize. The 2017 winner of this award is Adelynn Rich, a fourth grader from Piqua Catholic School.

Provided photo Piqua Public Library celebrated winning poets at their fourth annual Youth Poetry Awards presentation on April 25. Pictured poets are (front row): Adelynn Rich, Piqua; Keegan Bates, Piqua; and Evelyn Simmons, Tipp City; (back row): Ethan Maurer, Anna; Jonathan Tucker, Piqua; and Jordan Slife, Piqua.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_2017-awards-night.jpgProvided photo Piqua Public Library celebrated winning poets at their fourth annual Youth Poetry Awards presentation on April 25. Pictured poets are (front row): Adelynn Rich, Piqua; Keegan Bates, Piqua; and Evelyn Simmons, Tipp City; (back row): Ethan Maurer, Anna; Jonathan Tucker, Piqua; and Jordan Slife, Piqua.

For the Daily Call

Complete list of winners:

Kindergarten to 3rd Grade:

1st – Chase Willis, 3rd grade, Washington Primary School, Piqua: “I Am Brave and Funny”

2nd – Evelyn Simmons, Kindergarten, Nevin Coppock Elementary, Tipp City: “Flowers”

3rd – Juliana Harris, 3rd grade, Washington Primary School, Piqua: “I Am Loveable”

4th to 6th Grade:

1st – Jordan Slife, 6th grade, Piqua Central Intermediate School, Piqua: “The Ocean”

2nd – Ethan Maurer, 6th grade, Anna Middle School, Anna: “My Military Familty”

3rd – Keegan Bates, 5th grade, Piqua Central Intermediate School, Piqua: “The Seek Adventure”

7th to 9th Grade:

1st – Logan Schlater, 8th grade, Anna Middle School, Anna: “Mind Feeder”

2nd – Jonathan Tucker, 8th grade, Piqua Jr. High School, Piqua: “Unbreakable”

3rd – Paige Hinkle, 8th grade, Piqua Jr. High School, Piqua: “Up To Bat”

10th to 12th Grade:

1st – Abby Walker, 11th grade, Tippecanoe High School, Tipp City: “Carolina Pines”

2nd – Brandon Hemsworth, 10th grade, Anna High School, Anna: “The Place Where no one Wanders”

3rd – Elizabeth Bremke, 12th grade, Anna High School, Anna: “To This Love of Mine”

Library Staff Favorite – Adelynn Rich, 4h grade, Piqua Catholic School, Piqua “My Forever Horse”