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Special Artist Division (All Grades)

Michael Denson
Title: The Difference in My Voice
Grade: 7
Adams Middle School PTSA
“I wrote this poem to show that there are many ways that I use my voice, in different situations of my life. I show my voice to express my feelings. I show my voice to stand up for myself. I show my voice everyday.”

Primary Division (Pre-K-Grade 2)

Saya Kawaguchi
Title: Echo
Grade: 2
Stonebrae Elementary
“I want to show my voice by expressing how our voice reflects on each other everyday, when it’s good and when not so good. “

Intermediate Division (Grades (3-5)

Ella Lee
Title: Footprints
Grade: 5
Horace Mann Elementary PTA
“Footprints seems like a vague poem at first, but it reveals how even though some people try to put you down, your voice will tell them the truth. They can’t let you down, and you will continue to fix the cracks in a broken world. The poem is about following in the “footprints” of people who used their voice to stand up for themselves.”

Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)

Olivia De Abreu
Title: A Society of Lemmings
Grade: 8
Bernardo Heights Middle School PTSA
“My poem talks about and explains the strict culture we live in today. “A Society of Lemmings” explains how it feels to grow up in a world where the way we look and act is chosen before hand. My work relates to the theme because it also explains why we must fight against the societal norms and voice our opinions.”

High School Division (Grades 9-12)

Lauren Lee
Title: An Introvert’s Dilemma
Grade: 10
Dos Pueblos High PTSA
“My poem relates to the theme “Show Your Voice” because it explains to people how introverts express their ideas. Since I was little, people have been asking me to talk more in class. However, I’m an introvert, and because of this, it’s extremely difficult for me to effectively communicate verbally. Some people may see introverts as “weak.” I want my poem to show them that this isn’t the case. We absolutely want to help, share our ideas, etc. It’s simply much easier for us to do so through other forms of communication, such as writing.”