TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Middle School hosted its 22nd annual poetry contest this spring with students submitting more than 150 works.
Participants were recognized at a poets reception planned by the school Parent-Teacher Organization. Cash prizes and participation awards were given.
Teachers Laura Kiely, Kyle lang, Virginia Horne and Tracey Price conducted the contest. Ti High School administrators and teachers served as judges.
The sixth grade winner was Savannah Bezon. Her poems reads:
HOT grainy sand
Cool silky water
CREAKING swing set
GRITTY peanut butter sandwich
FRESH fishy air
The sun beating down
WAVES pulling the sand
Dark green slimy seaweed
And having fun
Colvin Chapman was second and Kaitlin Baker third in sixth grade. Honorable mention went to Hannah Ross.
The seventh grade winner was Maegan Ross. Her poem reads:
Whenever I think of my grandpa, the word hero instantly
Pops into my head
I don't dislike caner,
I hate it
July fifteenth, the day that God took him, as
Caner ate him away, so there was no more of him
It doesn't seem like he's gone
I can picture him and see him whenever I'm sad
I can sense his hugs when I'm cold
And I can detect him cheering me on at my games
I know my papa wanted everyone to be happy, all the time
But, now it's his time to be happy and safe
My grandfather was just about the nicest, caring man in the world
I know he never swore, or yelled
I can imagine camping, guitar, teaching me how to play sports, getting me
Through school, and him just being there always
I hope my heart is big enough for all the memories;
I definitely know his heart is big enough
Ian Lawrie was second and Nicholas Cox third in seventh grade. Honorable mention went to Cody Shaner, Lexi Moore and Michaela Fitzgerald.
The eighth grade winner was Coleman Granger. His poem reads:
A Delicious Explosion
Take Hip-Hop and Metal
Combine in the Same Room
Let it Blend Together
Until You Hear Nothing
Cook the Sound in an Amplifier
At 375 Watts until it blows
You Can Tell When It's Done When It's On Fire
Sprinkle the Synthesizer
Serve With a Guitar and Drums
Taste the Explosion
Kaitlin Diskin was second and Alyssa LaRock third in the eighth grade. Honorable mention went to Kimberly Porter.