Poetic Power

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Featured Student Author: Ayaad Asghar

IMG_9477 (1)Ayaad is a Top Ten Winner in our summer 2017 national poetry contest for his poem “Rain“.

Hello Everyone,

My name is Ayaad Asghar. I am five years old and I’m in Kindergarten. I go to Coyote Ridge Elementary School in Broomfield, CO. I love going to school, I love my teacher, and I love playing with my friends. I have five friends and we all play soccer during recess. I love drawing, coloring, and writing poems, and my older sister Aiza Asghar is my inspiration. I am lucky that she is my sister. When I grow up, I want to be a doctor or a fire fighter. Last, I would like to thank Creative Communication for appreciating my hard work and honoring me with an award! I’m so excited!!! I want to write more poems now.

Thank-you,

Ayaad Asghar

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Featured Student Writer: Anya Ambarish

File.aspxAnya Ambarish is a top ten winner in our summer 2017 national poetry contest for her poem “Puppets.”

My name is Anya Ambarish, and I live in Sterling, Virginia. I am in the eighth grade at Stone Hill Middle School. When I found out I was a top ten winner, I was beyond ecstatic. Poetry is one of my biggest passions, because of the beautiful things you can do with letters and words. To receive such validation for my poem was just incredible. I was inspired to write Puppets because I have always thought of letters and words as extensions of myself. I am able to manipulate them in any way that I want, to express any emotion. I wanted to put this feeling on paper, which led me to write this poem.

Some of my other interests are tennis, basketball, and robotics. I enjoy these activities because the feeling of hitting the ball perfectly, sinking a shot into a soft net, and the triumph of getting a robot to work are things even words fail to describe.

My goals for the future are to start my own business, write a novel, and publish my complete collection of poems. All of these things will be very challenging, but I will savor every moment of the journey.Image result for anya ambarish

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Featured Student Author Jenny Hu

IMG_2076Jenny Hu is a top ten winner in our summer 2017 national poetry contest for her poem “Forever.” 

I’m Jenny Hu. I’m thirteen, and in eighth grade at the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio. I play piano, as well as another twenty-one-stringed instrument called the guzheng, or Chinese zither, and I play golf too. I am bilingual, speaking both English and Chinese fluently, but I also study Latin and Spanish. I love writing, and when not pursuing any of my musical or athletic endeavors, I like to crochet, travel, and read. My stories and essays have earned various recognition including publication in the Creative Kids Magazine and publication in a magazine in China. I placed fifth in a statewide short story writing competition called Power of the Pen as well.

My poem, “Forever“, was inspired by my English teacher’s assignment to write a poem about nostalgia. I thought of one of my oldest friends, a girl who used to live just down the street, but now lives in a whole different city from me. She was once my best friend, but now I see her only once a year as our lives are pulled in different directions. The poem was a glimpse back into my treasure trove of beautiful memories with her.
My goal for the future is to be a cardiologist, a doctor of the heart. Ever since I was very little I’ve wanted to go into the medical field, a career that I’ve always viewed as the most direct way to change someone’s life for the better. However, I know that writing will always be a central part of my life, in one way or another.

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