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Knoxville Art and Poetry Award Winners Honored

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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Several Knoxville middle school students were recognized for their outstanding poetry and art work during an awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon. The annual contest is administered by River of Words, an environmental art and poetry program created to promote watershed awareness, literacy and the arts. The students visited a local watershed and then wrote about their observations or created an art piece using painting, drawing or photography. First, second and third place winners were honored along with three honorable mentions.

The winning poetry entries are on display at The Next Chapter and art entries can be viewed at the Knoxville Middle School.

ART WINNERS:
Jenna Kauzlarich
1st Place

Braden DeLong
2nd Place

Erica Shewry
3rd Place

Bennett VanderVeer
Honorable Mention

Shalyn Derringer
Honorable Mention

POETRY WINNERS:
Willow Cook – The Perfect Creek
1st Place

Ricki Hall – The Fight for Silence
2nd Place

Kraigory Leslie – A Day at the Lake of the Ozarks
3rd Place

Jon Goemaat – How Long
Honorable Mention

Conner Bailey – The Calming Creek
Honorable Mention

Haley Van Dorn – Night
Honorable Mention

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