Students receive poetry awards
There are hundreds of online entities that sponsor and encourage student writing through various contests and awards, and recently Sarracino Middle School teacher Margaret Stanley entered her students in a Communicative Creation national poetry contest.
Fifteen students submitted works that were chosen to be published in the “Anthology of Young Poets” that is due out in September.
According to the company’s website, www.poeticpower.com, “Creative Communication is a company who is devoted to the promotion of writing, teaching and appreciation of student writing.
“The intent of our student writing contests is to motivate creative writers. The top entries are published in an anthology that will record the creative insights of today’s student writers.”
Creative Communication is run by teachers and educators and there is no entry fee required of students. Every entry is carefully evaluated, so it is considered an honor to be considered and accepted for publication.
The purpose of the contest is to bring national recognition to student writers in kindergarten through 12th grade, but winners are still entitled to various awards, including grants for schools and cash prizes for students.