CTL students win poetry awards

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 2:00pm
Four student writers from the Center for Teaching and Learning were honored by the Poetry Society of Virginia as part of the society’s international 2021 student contest.
CTL students took a clean sweep of the third and fourth grade category! Josee Winston-Feder of Boothbay Harbor took first place for her poem, “Sister Brook.” Serafina Record of Boothbay placed second for her poem, “Bald Eagle.” The third place prize went to Hadley Spekke of Waldoboro for “The First Snow.” In the seventh and eighth grade category, Kestrel Linehan of Westport Island won first place for “Abecedarian For A Sunrise.” 


The Poetry Society of Virginia was formed in 1923 to celebrate writing and reading of poetry throughout Virginia, as well as nationally and internationally. Student poets are awarded a certificate and monetary prizes of $25, $15, and $10 for first, second, and third places respectively. Congratulations to our talented young writers!