Thursday, January 11, 2007

Young BPS poets win statewide contest


Top honors in a statewide poetry contest recently went to talented young poets from the Snowden International High School and Hurley Elementary School. In the second annual “Equality and Diversity” poetry contest sponsored by World Unity, Inc., Stan Williams of Dorchester, a 10th grader at the Snowden, won first place in the high school category for his poem, “An Unlived Ideology”, while Abdirahman Abdullahi of the South End, a 3rd grader at the Hurley, won first place in the elementary school category for his poem, “Being Different.” The two students will work with WROR 105.7 radio personality Julie Devereaux to read their poems for a PSA that will be heard by listeners across Massachusetts and in parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut next month. Stan and Abdi were among six BPS students whose poetry was recognized by the judges. Snowden 10th graders Dana Mendes of Dorchester and Minh Nguyen of South Boston placed second and third, respectively, in the high school category, while Hurley 3rd graders Milena Guerrero of Dorchester and Reina Hernandez of Roxbury placed second and third, respectively, in the elementary school category. Pictured here with their U.S. History teacher, Mr. John Garner, are (left to right) Williams, Mendes and Nguyen.

2 comments:

Elizabeth Nowak said...

Congratulations!

I'd love to read the poems if they are available. Sounds like we have some up and coming poets in the BPS!

Chris Horan said...

Thanks, Beth. The poems are posted on the BPS website: http://boston.k12.ma.us/bps/news/news-1-10-07.asp.