Local students recognized for poetic abilities

By LorettaRodgers



tudents from across the county gathered last week at the Redwood Playhouse in Upland to be recognized as winners of the 2012 Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Contest.

Sponsored by the Delaware County Library System, Mad Poets Society, the Delaware County Reading Council and Rose Tree Optimist Club, the contest has been around for more than 20 years. Student winners who captured first through third place, who are in grades one through 12, received certificates and bound copies of the winning entries. First place winners in each grade level category also won money.

“I was so excited to learn I had won,” said Jason Bandjough, a fifth grader at Pennell Elementary School in Aston who won third place for his poem, CATS. “I am happy to be here and grateful that my poem was chosen.”

The contest was organized by Mary Ellen Goldfarb, of the Delaware County Reading Council; Margie Stern, of the Delaware County Library System…


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