Poetic Power

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Featured Student Writer: Alyssa Noseworthy

ImageAlyssa Noseworthy is a nine-year-old student attending Longfellow Elementary School in Wisconsin. Her poem, “My School Day,” was selected as a Top Ten Winner for the Spring 2012 poetry contest out of thousands of entries from the United States and Canada. 

Alyssa has an older brother named Scott, a Grandma who lives in Canada, and two parents who are very supportive.  She also has a cat named Buttercup that she loves very much.  Her interests include her chess club at school, sports like soccer, basketball, gymnastics and swimming, and playing the violin.  She also enjoys a wide variety of music and spends a lot of time reading and writing stories and poetry.  Her favorite things to read are fantasy stories and mythology; The Lord of The Rings is Alyssa’s favorite book.
 
Alyssa explains, “The poem ‘My School Day’ was fun to write.  This was one of the first poems that I wrote in school.  My inspiration for this poem was how some kids describe school, though I think school is fun and educational.”  
 
Alyssa’s goals for the future include learning as much as possible about everything.  She is interested in animals, and would like to become an author.

You can read Alyssa’s winning poem here.

To learn more about our national writing contests, please visit www.PoeticPower.com.

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Featured Student Writer: Aaron Peng

ImageEight-year-old Aaron Peng attends Dodson Elementary School in Michigan.  His poem, “Wonderful Chinese New Year“, was selected out of thousands of entries as a Top Ten Winner for the Spring 2012 poetry contest.  This means that Aaron wrote one of the ten best poems for his age division in the United States and Canada.

Aaron was born in America in 2004.  His mom and dad are from China and he very much enjoys Chinese New Year.  His love of Chinese New Year is what helped to inspire him to create his poem.  When asked about his future Aaron responded, “I am not sure about my goals for my future, but I am sure that my future will be good.”

You can read Aaron’s winning poem here.  To learn more about our national writing contests, please visit www.PoeticPower.com.

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Featured Student Writer: Catherine Niu

Catherine N. is a junior.  Her essay, “Painted Beginnings”, was chosen as one of the ten best in her age division for the Spring 2012 Essay Contest.  This means that Catherine’s essay was one of the best essays submitted in the entire United States and Canada.

When asked what inspired her to create her winning essay, Catherine responded, “I actually wrote this essay a couple years ago, on a whim, and recently edited it. The inspiration for my essay came from a fifth grade memory of our class field trip. I remember vividly waking up early with my friends that morning to see the sunrise, and walking onto the beach I was stunned by the pure and whimsical beauty that was the sunrise. The memory of that sunrise still remains within me, and whenever I feel discouraged, I like to remember the magic that I felt during the sunrise at Jekyll Island and remind myself that each day is a new beginning as beautiful and amazing as the last. I hope my essay can recreate the beauty of sunrise for all who read it. Thank you so much for this great opportunity!”

You can read Catherine’s beautifully descriptive essay here. To learn more about our national writing contests, please visit www.PoeticPower.com.

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