Richmond Arts and Culture Commission announces winners of youth poetry contest

Richmond Arts and Culture Commission announces winners of youth poetry contest

April 27, 2019 0 By admin

There numerous talented Richmond poets, and here’s the way realize it.

On Wednesday, the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) announced the winners of your 2015 Richmond Writes! Poetry Contest, which encourages students in local elementary, middle and high schools to show themselves through poetry.

The submissions, based on the this year’s theme, “Poetry moving,” blew readers away, RACC said.

“Per year their poems touch the hearts within the art commissioners, judges, teachers, parents, city staff, and who read them,” the commission said within a statement.

The students will be honored for an award ceremony April 17 in Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza. All contest participants gets certificates of recognition from Mayor Tom Butt including a copy in the chapbook containing involves year’s entries.

RACC sponsored its first poetry writing contest this season in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, and has now continued to hold the contest annually automobile success.

Elementary Schools:

1st Prize: Anthony Alvarez, Washington Elementary

1st Prize: Ariella Benavides, Caliber Beta Academy

1st Prize: Clarissa Castro, Washington Elementary

1st Prize: Silvia Coca Cruz, Washington Elementary

2nd Prize: Amelie Banuelos, Washington Elementary

2nd Prize: Hannah Benavides, Washington Elementary

2nd Prize: Sania Kaleko, Wilson Elementary

2nd Prize: Citlali Mano, Washington Elementary

2nd Prize: Gloria Zearett, Washington Elementary

3rd Prize: Angel Abreau, Bayview Elementary

3rd Prize: Leah Ambernathy Saphon, Caliber Beta Academy

3rd Prize: Giselle Barragan, Washington Elementary

3rd Prize: Reiley Dillon, Washington Elementary

3rd Prize: Amitra Kellogg, Washington Elementary

Honorable Mention: Elementary School?

Alicia Acosta, Washington Elementary; Carlos Acosta, Washington Elementary; Mara Bravo, Coronado Elementary; Aaliyah Castillo, Washington Elementary; Rogelio Contreras, Washington Elementary; Selenah Corona DesSilva, Wilson Elementary; Gloria Diaz, Washington Elementary; Asia Jacobson, Coronado Elementary; Melvin Lopez, Jr., Coronado Elementary; Antonia Mason, Bayview Elementary; Parker Mina, Washington Elementary; Jacqueline Plascencia, Coronado Elementary; Maryanna Preciado, Coronado Elementary; Daniel Rodinson, Washington Elementary; Savannah Qualls, Washington Elementary; Daniel Rodinson, Washington Elementary; Kylie Alyssa Velazquez, Washington Elementary; Jimena Villarreal, Washington Elementary; and Tyrah Weems, Washington Elementary.

Middle Schools:

1st Prize: Teressa T. Bigbee, DeJean Middle School

2nd Prize: Jade Synott Brandow, Fred Korematsu Middle School

3rd Prize: Santiago Sixto, DeJean Middle School

Honorable Mention: Middle School

Juan Zamara, DeJean Middle School

High Schools:

1st Prize: Gabrielle Green, De Anza High School

2nd Prize: Yaritza Gomez, De Anza High School

3rd Prize: Angel Wiley, DeAnza High School

Honorable Mention: School?

Eugene O. Gaines, III, Kennedy High School

Jasmine Gill, DeAnza High School

Chandandeep Kaur, De Anza High School

Yajaira Sandoval, Kennedy High School

Austin Williams, Kennedy High School


1st Prize: Teo Scura, LEAP