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Combining Voices Literary Competition 2018-2019 Winners

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Our annual literary competition came to a close in March, 2017, with over 400 entries. Student authors submitted either a short story or poem inspired by a piece from the museum’s permanent collection. We commend all of the participating students for their excellent writing skills.

 

Elementary School Poetry

First Place:
Jayden Roberson, “Splash”

Second Place:
Jonathan Lundy, “The Day I Got Baptized”

Third Place:
Caleb Whittingham, “Metamorphosis”

Honorable Mentions:
Tashaney Simpson, “Metamorphosis”

 

Elementary School Prose

First Place:
Margot Rychly, “The Color War”

Second Place:
Zhanai’ Jones, “I Can’t Fall Asleep”

Third Place:
“Trying to Sleep in a Sound Storm”

Honorable Mentions:
Antquion Silas, “The Day I Refreshed My Life”

 

Middle School Poetry

First Place:
Shelby Benson, “Our Dreams, Our World”

Second Place:
Maritza Bautista, “Every Piece”

Third Place:
Genesis Frias, “My Big Day”

Honorable Mentions:
Ania Scott, “Spread Your Wings”

 

Middle School Prose

First Place:
Carolina Rivers, “Hiding the Pain”

Second Place:
Summer Hunter, “Silent Pools”

Third Place:
Sarah Quinn Yates, “Because of Mary”

Honorable Mentions:
Riley Wisham, “Day of Chaos”

 

High School Poetry

First Place:
Isabella Cho, “I Can’t Sleep”

Second Place:
Savannah Peebles, “My Warrior Family”

Third Place:
Mary Ellis Baker, “When It’s Gone”

 

High School Prose

First Place:
Emily Cho, “Girl, 1987”

Second Place:
Zarriea Crawford, “Spring Sinners”

Third Place:
Davis Brooks, “Just Like Me”