In April, the McKinney Public Library invited all 6-12th grade public, private and home schooled students to participate in the library’s annual Teen Poetry Contest. Entrants could write about any subject in any style and were limited only in length, format and the bounds of their creativity.
A panel of three judges representing Collin College and the Mockingbird Poetry Society selected the winners from among approximately 75 entries.
Awards were presented Tuesday, May 15 at a special reception held at the McKinney Public Library. Here are the top award winners from McKinney ISD:
Aalaya Cooper 1st Place McKinney North HS
Stephen Jasso 2nd Place McKinney North HS
Natasha Eckelberry 3rd Place McKinney North HS
Nick Hesita Honorable Mention McKinney North HS
Ethan Mertz Honorable Mention McKinney North HS
Sophia Grace 1st Place Faubion Middle School
Taylor Crain 3rd Place Faubion Middle School
Jennifer Graves Honorable Mention Cockrill Middle School
Congratulations to these talented young writers from McKinney ISD.