Napier places in top 10 for poetry contest

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 4:48pm
By: The Citizen

Earlier this year, Ashley Napier the daughter of Jamie Napier submitted a poem to a contest that was held for young poets. Napier is a junior at Fayette County Alternative School.

Napier’s poem was selected from thousands of entries as one of the top ten in her grade division. The contest was held for all students in grades K-12. The top ten poets in each division (grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12) are each receiving special recognition in the poetry anthology “A Celebration of Young Poets.”

Each top ten winner receives a complimentary copy of the anthology and a $50 savings bond. Poems are selected for their literary merit, creativity and social significance.

Creative Communication sponsors this contest to offer a creative outlet that honors our youth. Too often the efforts of young writers are unrecognized and they lose their motivation to express themselves. Creative Communication also awards over $13,000 each year in Language Arts Grants to schools to further encourage young people’s writings. Teachers, parents and students alike have been universally pleased with the contest.

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