Dr. Margie Carico introduced each winner. The poetry contest is one of the ways that the Chilhowee Club supports arts in the community. Winners will be sent to the district contest for judging, and district winners are judged on the state level.
First Place: "Roller Coasters," by Jared Douglas from Fort Craig Elementary
Second place: "The Haunted Gym," by Madison Wilkerson from Porter Elementary
Third place: "All about My Brother," by Shawn Bretz from Porter Elementary
Honorable mention: "Christmas Poem," by Kaitlyn Messer from Fairview Elementary.
First place: "Its a Blue Christmas," by Daniel Peffley from William Blount Middle
Second place: "My Dog Bufford," by Michaela Hearon from Townsend Elementary
Third place: "My Special Friend," by Quincy Webb from Fort Craig Elementary.
First place: "The True Meaning of Poetry," by Tiffany Anderson from Maryville Middle
Second place: "The Question," by Ryan Stennes from Carpenters Middle
Third place: "Natures Basin," by Pauline Hanset from Alcoa Middle
Honorable mention: "Home," by Lora Brooke Raper from Carpenters Middle.
First place: "Lifes River," by Jamie Fowler from Alcoa High School
Second place: "On Center Stage," by Haley Katherine Stinnett from William Blount High
Third place: "A Procrastinators Monologue," by Laura Tenpenny from William Blount High
Honorable mention: "Autumn," by Elise Jones from William Blount High.
Photos by April Love for Blount Today.