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Crossroads Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Crossroads Poetry Project has announced the winners of this year’s writing contest, according to the organization’s president, Autry Ratliff.

Judges selected the following winners:

1st and 2nd Grades, GROUP I

1st PLACE, “WHAT I SEE FROM MY CLIMBING TREE” by Ady Rippy, CES, 2nd Grade, Ms. Maegan Faulkner

2nd PLACE, “PRAYER POEM” by Lyric Perry, CES, 2nd Grade, Ms. Maegan Faulkner

3rd PLACE, “MY ANIMAL RIDDLE POEM” by Rilee Bea Butler, CES, 1st Grade, Ms. Macie Addis

HONORABLE MENTION

“MY ANIMAL RIDDLE POEM” by London Clark, CES, 1st Grade, Ms. Macie Addis

“NO PLACE LIKE CORINTH” by Tanle Jones, CES, 2nd Grade, Ms. Laney Kemp

“MY ANIMAL RIDDLE POEM” by Penn Y. Holley, CES, 1st Grade, Ms. Macie Addis

3rd and 4th Grades, GROUP II

1st PLACE, “A BIKE RIDE” by Jack Frame, CES, 4th Grade, Mrs. Deborah Inman

2nd PLACE, “OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI” by Corey Burns, IES, 3rd Grade, Mrs. Emily Pearson

3rd PLACE, “WHERE I COME FROM” by Austin Ray, IES, 4th Grade, Ms. Blair Glidewell

HONORABLE MENTION

“MY MOTHER’S CHOCOLATE VALENTINE” by Aryanna White, CES, 4th Grade, Mrs. Deborah Inman

“CLOUDS” by Alliyah Ross, NCCA, 3rd Grade, Mrs. Margaret Haupt

“LOVE”, by Caroline Morton, BES, 3rd Grade, Ms. Julia Platt

5th and 6th Grades, GROUP III

1st PLACE, “WHERE I AM MEANT TO BE” by Aikley Reese Harvell, KMS, 6th Grade, Mrs. Alicia Matheny

2nd PLACE, “WELCOME TO RED NECK COUNTRY” by Andrew Ballard, CMS, 6th Grade, Mrs. Angela Alvarez

3rd PLACE, “MISSISSIPPI IS MY HOMETOWN” by LaDomonic Brown, CMS, 6th Grade, Mrs. Angela Alvarez

HONORABLE MENTION

“CORINTH, MY CITY” by Bentley Newton, CMS, 6th Grade, Mrs. Angela Alvarez

“CORINTH” by David Dilworth, CMS, 6th Grade, Mrs. Angela Alvarez

7th and 8th Grades, GROUP IV

1st PLACE, “LOST LOVE” by Marissa Barnes, ACMS, 8th Grade, Mrs. Vickie Sellers

2nd PLACE, “A BROKEN FAMILY” by Mackenzie Trest, ACMS, 8th Grade, Mrs. Twila Bridges

3rd PLACE, “NO PLACE COMPARES” by Elias Miller, EHS, 7th Grade, Mrs. Sabrina Miller

HONORABLE MENTION

“A LONG DAY OF CHEER” by Alaina Gass, ACMS, 8th Grade, Mrs. Vickie Sellers

“WHEN A DANCER DANCES” by Kaylee Lawson, ACMS, 7th Grade, Mrs. Twila Bridges

“OVERDOSE” by Marion Pearl Davis, ACMS, 8th Grade, Mrs. Vickie Sellers

“BASEBALL” by Warner Michael, ACMS, 8th Grade, Mrs. Vickie Sellers

9th and 10th Grades, GROUP V

1st PLACE, “OH MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI” by Autumn Hindmon, ACHS, 10th Grade, Ms. Haley Jones

2nd PLACE, “HARPER ROAD” by Monica Carreon, CHS, 10th Grade, Ms. Andrea Lowery

3rd PLACE, “MISSISSIPPI THE MAGNIFICENT” by James Strickland, NCCA, 10th Grade, Mrs. Sheri Hilderbrand

HONORABLE MENTION

“FULL BLOOM” by Macy Crum, ACHS, 9th Grade, Mrs. Susan Holt

“THE SORROWFUL SONG OF A HEART” by Macy Crum, ACHS, 9th Grade, Mrs. Susan Holt

11th and 12th Grades, GROUP VI

1st PLACE, “QUIET OF MORNING/VOLUME OF JOY” by Caleb Henson, CHS, 12th Grade, Mrs. Sara Beth Alexander

2nd PLACE, “UNRAVELING THE IMPOSSIBLE KNOT” by Cait-lynn Chambers, ACHS, 12th Grade, Mrs. Amy Smith

3rd PLACE, “CATERPILLAR PAINTED PATH” by Amanda Dorsett, CHS, 12th Grade, Mrs. Sara Beth Alexander

HONORABLE MENTION

“WHAT I’LL MISS” by Samuel Holt, CHS, 12th Grade, Mrs. Sara Beth Alexander

“FENCES” by Catherine Wilbanks, CHS, 12th Grade, Mrs. Sara Beth Alexander

“THE MISSISSIPPI WIND” by Jayne DeHoyos, CHS, 11th Grade, Mrs. Gennella Graham

Community, GROUP VII

1st PLACE, “WHERE I’M FROM” Gennella Graham

2nd PLACE, “EXPERIENCE MISSISSIPPI” by Angela Alvarez

3rd PLACE, “SPRING DAY” by Teresa Box

HONORABLE MENTION

“THE DEER STAND” by Teresa Box

“BEGINNING……” by Mary C. Swinford

“A MOMENT OF TRUTH” by Mary C. Swinford

“ROADS OF MISSISSIPPI” by Teresa Box

The judges were Gina Wallace, Naomi Wallis, Nina Parson, Rhonda Nash Dickerson, Kathy Irwin, William McMullin, Cody Daniel, Keith Sikora, Lee Ann Story Sikora and Vicky Avery.  Mrs. Barbara Trapp proofed the poems through the “WRITE IT” program for plagiarism.

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