Magruder’s Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

by Hana Lee and Phoebe Kim

Are you talented in rhyming?

Well then, perfect timing!

Come sign up for the poetry contest!

Do you think you’ll be the best?

Rhyming isn’t the only way to write a poem,

There are many other ways, if you know ‘em

Haikus, Couplets, Limericks, and more

There’s so much to do, it’ll never be a bore

Write a poem

If you want to do em’

To your language arts teacher they will go

It’s all due before May 20th, just so you know

So write some

Because all students are welcome!

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Have you ever wanted to really speak what’s on your mind?  Well, Journalism is sponsoring our annual Magruder Poetry Contest for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

You can write a poem in free verse or rhyming, it doesn’t matter.  Write a love poem, your deep thoughts about life, big ideas like peace or justice or saving our planet, or write about someone close to you, like your mom or dad for Mother’s or Father’s Day. The subject matter can be about anything.  You can even submit a poem you’ve written for a class assignment.  Poems will be judged on originality, word choice, staying true to the type of poem structure, and whether it touches the emotions.  It doesn’t matter how long your poem is, but on how well it is written.  Teachers and administrators will be the final judge.

Poems are due May 20th, the day before CST test.  Winners for the poetry contest will be announced on May 28th. Poems will be published on the school newspaper blog-site on May 31st. So get out there and start writing something important to you!

 

 

 

There is a poetry contest that is open for all grades. You can write a poem in free verse or rhyming, it doesn’t matter. Write a love poem, your deep thoughts about life, anything! Poems will be due on May 20th, the day before CST testing. Winners will be announced May 28th, the day after CST testing. When you win, you will receive a certificate congratulating you at the last Student of the Month Assembly.

 

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