During the month of April, Herndon Middle School held a poetry contest for their English students. The runners-up were forwarded to me and three winners were chosen whose poems are posted today.
The winners are:
First Place: Rinatt Montoya
Second Place: Victoria Taylor
Third Place: Mario Landeverde
While all the poems that were submitted were worthy, these three young poets exhibited an ability to contemplate and address complex social issues in creative and thoughtful ways.
In addition to having their poems hosted on this site, all three Herndon Middle School poets will join me and two other 30 for 30 poets for a radio broadcast on The Radio Hotline With Dennis Price on Fairfax Public Radio. The show will air on May 12th at 8 PM.
Congratulations Renatt, Victoria and Mario!