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Young poets win library’s contest

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:01 am

The Allen County Public Library announced the winners of its 30th annual poetry contest, “Just Write It!” The poems will be read aloud at 11 a.m. Saturday in the main library's theater at 900 Library Plaza.

Kindergarten: First place, Cameron Willwerth, “I Love Trucks.” Second place, Liam Snyder, “Yellow Stuff.” Third place, Adderly Surack “Friends Can.” Honorable mention, Lauren Biggs “My Teacher.”

Grade 1: First place, Evan Salah, “Cars.” Second place, Tara Tun, “The Acorn.” Third place, Katie Grace Schaefer, “Spanky.” Honorable mention, Brooklyn Woodward.

Grade 2: First place, Allison Smith, “Yuck.” Second place, Kiran Kulkarni, “Couplets.” Third place, Campbell Twomey, “Broccoli and Cheese.” Honorable mention, Rachel Musgrave.

Grade 3: First place, Reagan Salzbrenner, “Volleyball, Volleyball.” Second place, Ashton Widenhoefer, “Butterflies.” Third place, Adrienne Spieth, “Pigs.” Honorable mention. Makayla Woodbury, “Homonym.”

Grade 4: First place, Kristina Urberg, “The Perfect Tree.” Second place, Lauren Butler, “Dream.” Third place, Daniel Coker. Honorable mention, Gabby Spier, “Owl Chicks.”

Grade 5: First place, Nathan Phuong, “The Fall Dragon.” Second place, Kristen Davis, “Autumn.” Third place, Breanna Banks and Jalynn Heinkel, co-wrote “Ferrets,” and Mackenzie Anderson, “Halloween Fright.” Honorable mention, Madeline Hildreth, “Just Me.”

Grade 6: First place, Paulina Rodriguez. Second place, Sarah Hobson, “Books.” Third place, Simone Corey, “Just Write It.” Honorable mention, Alejandro Lopez, “My Favorite Utensil.”

Grade 7: First place, Randy Swim, “Fear.” Second place, Hannah Moore, “What are we made of?” Third place, Kirsten Lindow, “That Feeling.” Honorable mention, Grace Kepple, “Winter,” and Hannah Weaver, “Be Wary of Wolves.”

Grade 8: First place, Jacob Tom, “Pencil.” Second place, Corinne Routh, “The Autumn Dance.” Third place, Audrey Seantlin, “Another Day.” Honorable mention, Ricky Broemmel, “Nervous.”

Grade 9: First place, Dominic Perugini, “Favorite Things.” Second place, Alex Koenemann, “Spring.” Third place, Aaron Reynolds, “Music.” Honorable mention, Nick Coomer, “The Fight for Unity.”

Grade 10: First place, Hannah Beer, “We Will Cope.” Second place, Justin Swan, “Silent leaves.” Third place, Taylor Bryant, “Living Without You.” Honorable mention, Joycelynn Witherspoon, “Just Tell Me.”

Grade 11: First place, Becca Gunter, “I Dance.” Second place, Jane Freistroffer, “The Traveler.” Third place, Claire Gardner, “Tears.” Honorable mention, Eliese Kurtzweg, “Guardian Angel.”

Grade 12: First place, Mingyi Sum, “A round moon at that night.” Second place, Emily Barrand, “If I Were a Rose.” Third place, Larraine Graham. Honorable mention, Taryn Ahmed.