Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Writer: Meghan Dahm

MeghanMeghan was in third grade attending Erin Elementary School in Wisconsin when her poem “Writer’s Walk” was chosen as a national Top Ten Winner in our Fall 2013 poetry contest. This means that Meghan’s poem was one of the ten best out of over 2,000 poems submitted in the K-3 grade division for the Fall 2013 contest. View Meghan’s winning poem by clicking here.

Meghan loves to be outside.  “Being outside helped inspire me to write the poem Writers Walk.” Erin explained, “My family and I love to go hiking and camping.”

In the future, Meghan hopes to do more traveling and maybe see some National Parks.

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

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Featured Student Writer: Rebecca DeCarli

Rebecca DeCarliRebecca was a junior attending Mater Dei High School in Evansville, Indiana when her essay was selected as a Top Ten Winner in our national anthology. Her essay is titled “More Than Looks” and can be viewed by clicking here.

Rebecca is very active in her community. She is a Varsity cheerleader and a member of the Academic Super Bowl Team, Service Club, Riley Dance Marathon Committee, and the Concert Choir. In her free time, she loves to read, run, and hang out with friends.

“I wrote the essay More Than Looks because I wanted to write about something that is a big part of the lives of my peers.” Rebecca tells Creative Communication. “In high school it can seem like appearance is everything.  Teenagers, especially girls, can feel extremely self conscious, so I tried to write an essay that made my peers realize that the value of a person is so much more than what they look like.  I have to remind myself that my appearance doesn’t define who I am or determine my worth.  I thought I would take this opportunity to remind others as well.”

In the future, Rebecca hopes to graduate from college and become a Special Education teacher.

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

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