Ryerss Museum and Library – First Annual Youth Poetry Reading

Ryerss Musuem and Library First Annual Youth Poetry Contest Reading

Ryerss Musuem and Library First Annual Youth Poetry Contest Reading

Ryerss Musuem and Library held their first Youth Poetry Reading to celebrate National Poetry Month this afternoon. The students reading were winners of the first Annual Youth Poetry Contest facilitated by Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. 12 area high schools were invited to participate. The reading was held in a packed 2nd floor gallery of the museum and library. The students read their poems to an appreciative audience and received awards, certificates and shirts from Ryerss Museum and Library and The Friends of Ryerss. Some photographs appear below. Certificates and Ryerss Museum and Library shirts were provided by Manager Martha Moffat. $50.00 gift cards were presented to first prize winners by The Friends of Ryerss.

First Prize wiiner for 9th Grade Sarah Smolnicki from Saint Hubert High School reads  A Visit to Ryerss

9th Grade first prize winner Sarah Smolnicki  from Saint Hubert High School reads A Visit to Ryerss

 

Sarah Smolnickiof Saint Hubert High School receives her gift card, certificate and a Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez of The Friends of Ryerss

Sarah Smolnicki  receives her gift card, certificate and a Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez of The Friends of Ryerss

10th Grade First Prize wiinerMelissa Phung of Central High School reads her poemArab Hunter

10th Grade First Prize wiiner Melissa Phung of Central High School reads her poem Arab Hunter

Melissa Phung receives her award, certificate and shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

Melissa Phung receives her award, certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

 

11th Grade First Prize wiinerr Drew Schmidt of  Abington Sr. High School reads his poemDrifting Through  Frozen Memories

11th Grade First Prize wiinerr Drew Schmidt of Abington Sr. High School reads his poem Drifting Through Frozen Memories

 

 

 

 

 

Drew Schmidt receives his award, certificate and shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

Drew Schmidt receives his award, certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

 10th Grade Second Prize  winner Jessica Bachman of  First Century Gospel reads her poem

10th Grade Second Prize winner Jessica Bachman of First Century Gospel reads her poem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Bachman receives her certificate and shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

Jessica Bachman receives her certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

10th Grade Third Prize winnerHarry Yang of Central High School reads his poem Time After Time

10th Grade Third Prize winner Harry Yang of Central High School reads his poem Time After Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Yang receives his certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

Harry Yang receives his certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

 

10th GradeHonorable Mention winnerMaeve Thomas  of Abington Sr. High School reads her poem Friend Cemetery

10th Grade Honorable Mention winner Maeve Thomas of Abington Sr. High School reads her poem Friend Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maeve Thomas receives her certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms- Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

Maeve Thomas receives her certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms- Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

11th Grade Honorable Mentionwinner Dominick Palmaof Central High School reads his poemLessons of Central High School reads his poem Lessons of a Baseball

11th Grade Honorable Mention winner Dominick Palma of Central High School reads his poem Lessons of Central High School reads his poem Lessons of a Baseball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominick Palma receives his certificate and Ryerss Shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

Dominick Palma receives his certificate and Ryerss Shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez

Martha Moffat welcomes students and families to the Youth Poetry Reading

Martha Moffat welcomes students and families to the Youth Poetry Reading

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Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri announced the Second Annual Youth Poetry Contest will commence in January 2015.

 

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