2019 Poetry Competition

The votes are in and Arts and Education at the Hoyt is proud to announce the winners of its 2019 Poetry Competition. The project commenced in January with a series of Poetry Workshops and it culminated in an awards ceremony on Saturday April 27. The competition was open to all local students grades 9 – 12. It was also expanded this year to include an adult category where participants residing in a 150-mile radius were eligible to submit original, unpublished works.

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Student Category

1st Place           Jordan Horter, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, “Dear Mom”

2nd Place          Vinci Restino, Neshannock Area School District, “Amalgam”

3rd Place          Elizabeth DeVincentis, Neshannock Area School District, “Perspective”

Honorable Mention   Campbell Sheffler, Wilmington Area School District, “Wild Creature”

Adult Category

1st Place           Anna Potter, “Praying Sideways”

2nd Place          Dana Bell, “Beneath the Surface”

3rd Place          Debra Derrenbacher , “A Writer’s Dilemma”

Honorable Mention   Colleen Murray, “Seminole Man”