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Winners of The 2nd Ryerss Museum and Library Youth Poetry Contest Announced

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Poet in Residence of Ryerss Museum and Library, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri has announced the winners of the 2nd Ryerss Museum and Library Youth Poetry Contest. Winning students will read their poems in celebration of National Poetry Month on April 4th @ 1 p.m. in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss.
9th Grade –  1st  – Richard Spencer – Central High School
                         2nd – Grace Brighter – Saint Hubert High School
10th Grade-  1st  –  Monica Volodarsky – Central High School
                         2nd  –  Vy Tran – Central High School
                         3rd  – Jessica Zheng – Central High School
                        Honorable Mention – Ashley Padolina – Central High School
11th Grade-  1st  – Melisa Phung – Central High School
                      2nd –   Chelsea Dunn – Mercy Vocational High School
12th Grade-  1st  –  Danielle Talbot – Saint Hubert High School
                        2nd  –  Sarah Pimble – Saint Hubert High School
                        3rd  –  Nicole Vandermay – Saint Hubert High School
                         Honorable Mention  – Kelsi Burns – Saint Hubert High School

Ryerss Announces Winners of 1st Annual Youth Poetry Contest

First Annual Youth Poetry Contest (Grades 9-12)
Winners’ List
9th Grade
Frist Prize          Sarah Smolnicki       A Visit to Ryerss  Saint Hubert High School
10th Grade
First Prize               Melissa Phung          Arab Hunter               Central High School
Second Prize         Jessica Bachman    Untitled                         First Century Gospel
Third Prize            Harry Yang               Time After Time       Central High School
Hon. Mention      Maeve Thomas          Friend Cemetery      Abington High School
11th Grade
First Prize            Drew Schmidt         Drifting Through        Abington High School
                                                                        Frozen Memories
Second Prize      Kathleen O’Neil             Sky Split Snow       Abington High School
Third Prize         Aajay Gauthier              Maturity                 Abington High School
Hon Mention    Dominick Palma            Lessons of                 Central High School
12th Grade
First Prize            Erin Burke                      Anne                  Cheletnham High School
Second Prize       Matt Yoskowitz            Down the Slope   Abington High School
Third Prize          Fatjona Zemanaj         Swing                    Abington High School
Hon. Mention   Matthew Dawson       A Treat for All      Jenkintown High School   
Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

On April 5th @ 1pm Ryerss Museum and Library will host the 1st Annual Youth Poetry Reading in the second floor gallery featuring the poetry of all the winning students.