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Winners named in 25th annual Paper Gardens Celebration

Winners named in 25th annual Paper Gardens Celebration
Posted on 04/10/2018

Up and coming writers schools across the district have been named winners in the  25th annual Paper Gardens Celebration.

Chosen from either prose (fiction or nonfiction) or poetry (traditional, Haiku, free verse or place) 33 McMinnville School District student entries, and two teacher entries, won recognition in 14 different prose or poetry categories.

Winners, along with families, teachers and writing group friends, are invited to attend the book release celebration event on May 3 at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg.

All authors will be recognized and introduced onstage, receive their own copy of the Paper Gardens 2018 book, and asked to read their winning piece.

This year’s judges included Lisa Ohlen Harris, prose; and Barbara Drake, poetry.

Children's – Fiction

“Santa Catcher,” Molly Swart, Sue Buel Elementary

“Little Red Hen: The Sequel,” Patricia Robben, Memorial Elementary

“Class Field Trip Crystal,” Contera Rosas, Sue Buel Elementary

Children's - Nonfiction

“Meeting my Cousin Sierra,” Shannon Shaver, Grandhaven Elementary

“Champoeg Park,” Henry Anderson, Memorial Elementary

Youth – High School Fiction

“A New Way to Kill,” Trinity Schmidt, McMinnville High School

“Tempest,” Simone Koehler, McMinnville High School

Youth - Nonfiction

“One Month and Seven Days,” Sydney Hayward, McMinnville High School

“The Arrival of Winter,” Marin Sterling, McMinnville High School

Children’s Poetry - Traditional

“An Odd Zoo,” Rebecca Webber, Grandhaven Elementary

“Dad Cooking,” Olivia Peed, Memorial Elementary

“The Great Game,” Clyde Rosenberg, Memorial Elementary

“Dogs,” (HM), August Wegner, Columbus Elementary 

“Greatest Creation,” (HM), Walt Rosenberg, Memorial Elementary      

Children’s Poetry - Free Verse

“Stop Looking,” Luis Mendoza, Grandhaven Elementary

“Math,” August Wegner, Columbus Elementary

Children's Poetry - Haiku

“I Dream of Kitty,” Natalie Zimmerling, Grandhaven Elementary

“Blizzard,” Henry Newman, Memorial Elementary

“Moving Day,” Peyton Nash, Memorial Elementary         

Children’s Poetry of Place

“The Peach Farm,” Lila Primozich, Memorial Elementary

“Hillside Winery,” Camden Parsons, Memorial Elementary

“McMinnville, My Home,” Colton Tucholsky, Memorial Elementary

Youth Poetry - Traditional

“Monster Under Your Bed,” Aiyana Spencer, Patton Middle School

“A Work In Progress,” Molly Ryan, Duniway Middle School

“Thoughts,” (HM), Mya Allen, Duniway Middle School

Youth Poetry – Middle School Free Verse

“Remember,” Maya Meskil, Patton Middle School

“Ruby,” Sydney Winnen, Patton Middle School

“The Cost of War,” Kolby Fleetwood, Duniway Middle School

Youth Poetry – High School Free Verse

“An Experience Like Poetry,” Anna Pearl Johnson, McMinnville High School

“Red x2,” (HM), Lilia Hinds, McMinnville High School

Youth Poetry - Haiku

“Painting,” Anna Kuberski, Patton Middle School

“Oceans,” Kaylee Keikkala, Patton Middle School

“Maturity,” (HM) Anna Kuberski, Patton Middle School

In addition, two McMinnville School District teachers will also be published this year: 

Adult Poetry - Free Verse

“November Figs,” Kerrie Savage, McMinnville

Adult Poetry of Place

“Wine Country,” Jeff Strobel, McMinnville

The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County hosts the annual Paper Gardens competition, a creative writing program poetry that accepts free entries from students ages 6 through 18. 

Celebrating its silver anniversary this year, the Paper Gardens chapbook has brings together the diverse voices of Yamhill County writers and poets into a single book. This unique publication features creative submissions from children, youth and adults who live, study or work in Yamhill County.

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