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Teen Poetry Contest Winners
The Beaverton Library Foundation sponsored prizes for the top three poems each for Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Poems had to adhere to the Haiku format. Poems in this form must be three lines with a 5 / 7 / 5 syllable count.
Middle School Winners
1st Place – The Forest by Megan Laughman, Grade 7
- Forest with oak trees,
- Wolves howling through the green leaves,
- Flowing streams quiver.
2nd Place – I See My Sister by Ruby Stott, Grade 7
- I see my sister
- A fairground mirror image
- Of my younger self
3rd Place – Untitled by Lewis Anderson, Grade 6
- A fast flowing creek
- That’s well shaded, clear and cold,
- Plants thrive on the banks
Honorable Mention – Breaking Free by Lily Wand, Grade 7
- Snoring dreaming dog
- Waiting for the door to crack
- To burst out of dreams
High School Winners
1st Place – Be Careful by Miranda-Yvonne
- Gyldersleve, Grade 9
- Friendship is fragile
- Too much silence will bend it
Your words will break it
2nd Place – The Gardener’s Manifesto by Rebecca Vasilache, Grade 10
- Love them through the frost.
- Accept the shriveled, rancid –
- you’re nursing Eden.
3rd Place – Fire by Will Leonard, Grade 10
- Lime green on charred black,
- Eager growth surrounds burnt trunks,
- Life always returns.
Honorable Mention – Sandy Cheeks by Griffin Albertson, Grade 12
- Chubby cheeked rascal
- Bit my finger for a nut
Now I have rabies