QVCC Student Poets Honored

Rain did not stop the Julius Sokenu Poetry Awards celebration on April 25. While the inclement weather forced the event to move from Julia deBorgos Park in Willimantic to the Windham Middle School auditorium, the change in venue did not dampen the quality of the student poetry that was honored.

The following students read their winning poems during the evening, followed by the honored guest poet Joseph Bruchac.

Poetry in English    
1st Place           Molly Cumberland, Chaplin
2nd Place          Genie Johnson, Woodstock
3rd Place          Sarah Deneault, Thompson
Hon Mention  Laura DiCarlo, North Grosvenordale

Poetry in Spanish (Heritage Speakers)
1st Place           Janirelis Santiago Cancel, Willimantic
2nd Place          Analia Correa, Danielson

Poetry in Spanish (Non-Heritage Speakers)
1st Place           Annie Hill, Brooklyn
2nd Place          Shelly Dumont, Moosup
3rd Place          Aurora Dziadul, Griswold
Hon Mention  Marrisa Herring, Brooklyn

Performance Poetry  
1st Place           Sara Green, Storrs/Mansfield
2nd Place          Matthew Sandage, Plainfield

Poetry by Quinebaug Middle College Students
1st Place           Desirae Bourgoin
2nd Place          Laura Pudvah
3rd Place          Kacee-Jean Hanlon
Hon Mention  Zachary Gaudette

Released April 30, 2018