Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

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Congratulations to the winners of the Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the nine winners in this year’s Young Minds Dreaming poetry contest.

These outstanding students will be honored at an award cermeony at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia in the fall. Winners will be notified of the ceremony date when it is finalized. 

 

Group 1

3rd – 5th grades

  • First Place: Anika Gupta, 5th grade, Hammond School, Columbia, SC
  • Second Place: Lily James, 5th grade, Hammond School, Columbia, SC
  • Third Place: Aubrey Novak, 3rd grade, Jesse Boyd Elementary, Spartanburg, SC

Group 2

6th - 8th grades

  • First Place: Bethany Carlson, 8th grade, Cross Schools, Bluffton, SC
  • Second Place: Essence Gill-Sadler, 6th grade, GREEN Charter School of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC
  • Third Place: Keira Lewis, 8th grade, Cross Schools, Bluffton, SC

Group 3

9th – 12th grades

  • First Place: Lucia Brown, 11th grade, South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, Columbia, SC
  • Second Place: Alexander Winslow, 10th grade, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, SC
  • Third Place: Carley Rosenberger, 10th grade, Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC