Poetry stars shine at OMS

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Fifteen Oldfield Middle School sixth graders will soon be published authors in the Creative Communication’s spring 2019 Poetry Anthology.

Sixth grade teacher Monica Zenyuh said that her class recently completed their unit on poetry, during which each student selected one of their own poems to submit into the Creative Communication national writing contest. Creative Communication has published the anthology for over 20 years and hopes to inspire young writers through showcasing and preserving their achievements.

Out of the 24 poems that Ms. Zenyuh submitted, 15 were selected for publication. In a letter to the class, Tom Worthen, editor of Creative Communication, spoke of how rare it was to accept such a high number of entries, noting that less than 50% of all nationwide submissions are accepted.

As a result, Oldfield Middle School will be recognized in the anthologu as having received a Writing Achievement Award, which is only given to the top 10% of schools who enter. Each of the winning students will also receive a copy of the anthology as reminder of their great achievements.

Congratulations Sehr Ahsan, Sarah Blitz, Danny Bonilla-Reano, Jackson Dunham, Carson Henrikson, Grace Hochheiser, Emma Kassner-Strauss, Erin Lindkvist, Dean Mason, Celeste Merino, Rose Poller, Ayden Shear, Devyn Slattery, Giacomo Terranova and Caleb Thaler.