January 4, 2011
These are the three poems from the more than 50 fifty submissions received that we are sending on to the national level for the VOYA Poetry Competition.
Thank you to everyone who submitted; it was not easy to decide on only three! Keep writing.
Babcia and the Light by Olga L.
In loving memory of Grandma (Babcia)
Babcia always left an impact
You would smile, think, cry
She stayed intact in your heart
Like craters on the moon
They are forever
The memories Babcia made
Would make you cry, smile, think
They were never forgot
Like old photographs
They never leave our minds
Everything that left Babcia’s lips
Really made one think, smile, cry
Her speech meant so much
Like a baby’s first words
Printed in our recollections
Every time Babcia spoke of life
You wanted to smile, cry, think
She gave you a passion for living
Like love does to a person
You don’t want to leave it
Every time Babcia spoke of death
I always cried, thought, smiled
She said it’d make her happy
Like the sun does each morn
It brings a new light
Pencil by Amanda P.
Ideas flowing easily
Tip touches the paper
Words magically appear
The words fit together
Like a puzzle
To make a story
The pencil getting shorter
The story getting longer
Spring Haiku by Paige S.
Winter melts away
Bright blue cradled in the nest
Robin sings her song
Thanks again to all who participated. If you’re a high school student and looking for somewhere to exhibit your creativity (poetry, short stories, art, photographs, etc) email me and I’ll post your work on the blog.
October 1, 2010
238 Studios has done it again, produced a fantastic video for Barrington High School! Magic is a lot of fun to watch and there are some incredibly talented students at BHS! Keep up the fantastic work!
August 10, 2010
I know I’m a day late in posting, and for that I apologize.
I want to thank everyone who contributed to the 24/7 Art Contest either by submitting or voting, I really appreciate it. Next year I think we’ll go back to the art contest being in the physical world as well as the virtual.
Now let me share with you our three winners!
In third place, is Kayleigh K.’s piece, entry #7:
In second place, Dana H.’s piece, entry #8:
And in first place, Anna F.’s piece, entry #3:
Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated! Keep in mind the Teen Gallery in the Library begins September 3rd–if you’re interested in submitting, email me.
August 1, 2010
August 1, 2010
July 30, 2010
Down to the wire!
(I didn’t rotate the image because it was submitted to me this way and I didn’t want to corrupt the quality of it.)
Still want to submit? Tomorrow’s the last day!