2013 Poetry Contest Results

High School Category (Grades 9-12):
1st - Vera Villanueva, 9th grade, Blacksburg High School
2nd - Sarah Sallee, 9th grade, Blacksburg High School
3rd - Cassandra Hanson, 11th grade, Christiansburg High School
Honorable Mention - Onyia Griffith, 9th grade, Christiansburg High School

Middle School Category (Grades 6-8):
1st - Brynn Yaun, 6th grade, Blacksburg Middle School
2nd - Sylvia Conner, 8th grade, Blacksburg Middle School
3rd - Anya Robbins, 6th grade, Auburn Middle School
Honorable Mention - Markley Bortz, 6th grade, Blacksburg Middle School
Honorable Mention - Joseph Mukuni, 6th grade, Blacksburg Middle School
Honorable Mention - Heeju Lim, 7th grade, Blacksburg Middle School

Elementary Category (Grades 4-5):
1st - Ella Warnick, 5th grade, Margaret Beeks Elementary School
2nd - Emily Barron, 5th grade, Margaret Beeks Elementary School
3rd - Grace Sallee, 5th grade, Kipps Elementary School
Honorable Mention - Kyrra Winters, 5th grade, Christiansburg Elementary School
Honorable Mention - Shreyas Bera, 4th grade, Gilbert Linkous Elementary School

Primary Category (Grades 2-3):
1st - Lilyanne Rascher, 2nd grade, Belview Elementary School
2nd - Lianna Almeida, 3rd grade, Prices Fork Elementary School
3rd - Zachary Swartzwelder, 3rd grade, Margaret Beeks Elementary School
Honorable Mention - Norin Bortz, 3rd grade, Kipps Elementary School
Honorable Mention - Kyleigh Phillips, 3rd grade, Christiansburg Elementary School

From left: Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent Brenda Blackburn with 2013 Poetry Contest winners Vera Villanueva, Brynn Yaun, Ella Warnick, and Lilyanne Rascher. Thanks to everyone who participated, we look forward to seeing more great poetry next year!