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Spring 2023 Poetry Contest Winners Announced

For the 2023 Spring Poetry contest, students had two themes to choose from – they could write about the topic of “Worries” or “Hope.” The contest was held in celebration of National Poetry Month, which is observed in April.

“This year, we had 8 student entries and one faculty entry,” stated Sherry Lofton, an instructor in the English Department.

The following students were selected as winners of the Annual 2023 Spring Poetry Contest.

Student Winners

First Place—Anna Richardson

                    Poem Title—“The Twelfth of June”



Second Place—Lakyn Mahaley Jacobs

                    Poem Title—“The Feeling”

Third Place—Katrina Lancaster

                    Poem Title—“April 2023”



Honorable Mention—Grace Anne Burnette

                    Poem Title—“My Hopes and Worries”


Faculty/Staff Winners

First Place—Arthur R. Hall 

                      Poem Title—“I Choose Hope…”


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