Baaaaad Valentine’s Day Poem Contest Winners
February 17, 2015
As the spirit of Valentine’s Day comes to a close, English teacher Mary Bell announced today during lunch the winners of this year’s Baaaaad Valentine’s Day Poem Contest.
25 finalists were announced, along with a top three. All three students had Bell, who required her students to submit a poem, as a teacher.
Virginia French (’18) took third place.
“My poem was about a busy student that has to much work to have a life,” said French.
Although French did not think it would win, she said she put a lot of thought into writing it and had fun doing so.
Brendan Davis (’18) came in second.
“I was more than a bit surprised. My poem was a haiku about looks how a person will leave once their looks end. My friends and I were talking in band and were brainstorming something for me to write about,” said Davis. “It was fun to write and I would do it again next year.”
The first place spot went to Reid Howard (’16).
“I put a lot of hard work into the poems that I submitted, and to get recognition for it was a really gratifying feeling… I wrote about two lovers… it starts out really romantic and then it gets ridiculously absurd and kind of stupid,” Howard said.
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