Proudly announcing the winners and finalists from our 2013 River of Words Contest!

Grand Prize—Poetry


CATEGORY I (K-Gr. 2)

Taylor DelPrincipe, age 7

Tucson, Arizona

Agua Caliente Elementary School

Teacher: Becky Ratajezak


CATEGORY II (Gr. 3-6)

Chioke Allen-Alvarez, age 10

Oakland, California

Manzanita Seed

Teacher: Sophia Dahlin

 

CATEGORY III (Gr. 7-9)

Ella Boyd-Wong, age 14

San Francisco, California

(submitted independently)

 

CATEGORY IV (Gr. 10-12)

Sara Jane Kachelman, age 17

Florence, Alabama

(submitted independently)

 

Grand Prize—Art

 

CATEGORY I (K-Gr. 2)

Happy Leveson-Jones, age 8

Sandy Springs, Georgia

Springmont

Teacher: Theresa Dean

 

CATEGORY II (Gr. 3-6)

Athena Marlin, age 10

Norcross, Georgia

Ska Academy of Art & Design (Duluth)

Teacher: Leng Chang

 

CATEGORY III (Gr. 7-9)

Jennifer Zhuge, age 13

Palo Alto, California

Triangle Art Studio

Teacher: Paul Chen

 

CATEGORY IV (Gr. 10-12)

Claudia Li, age 16

Santa Clara, California

(submitted independently)

 

International Winner

Ong Chai Thing, age 16

Malaysia

(submitted independently)

Special Prizes

Monkey’s Raincoat Prize

(honoring a short poem in the haiku tradition)

Aladdin Wong, age 10

San Francisco, California

Poetry Inside Out

Teacher: Hilary Rand

 

Shasta Bioregion Prize

(honoring a San Francisco Bay Area student)

Adriaan Denbroeder, age 14

San Francisco, California

(submitted independently)

 

Anacostia Watershed Prize

(honoring a Washington, DC area student)

Olivia Henshaw-Black, age 12

Port Republic, Maryland

Friends Community School (College Park)

Teacher: Anne Atwell McLeod

 

2013 River of Words Art & Poetry Finalists

United States

Alabama

Owen Johnson, age 12, Oneonta

Geoffrey Rankin, age 13, Madison

Virginia Roach, age 17, Locust Fork

Adrienne Robertson, age 16, Florence

Arizona

Sienna Carpenter, age 8, Tucson

Brooke Luoma, age 8, Tucson

Yesenia Romero, age 8, Tucson

California

Viridiana Barreto, age 10, Oakland

Connor Barry, age 10, Sonoma

Alexandra Carey, age 14, San Francisco

Ruby Clarke, age 10, Point Reyes Station

Luke Closson, age 9, San Francisco

Brandon Diaz, age 10, Oakland

Riki Eijima, age 14, San Francisco

Amelia Ellis, age 9, San Francisco

Emma Finch, age 14, Carmel

Claire Fitzhardinge, age 9, San Francisco

Oona Fitzpatrick, age 12, San Francisco

Leslie Garcia, age 8, Watsonville

Eve Jarvis, age 8, Watsonville

Erin Pang, age 15, San José

Joaquin Rainey, age 9, San Francisco

James Sanson, age 8, Watsonville

Ryan Sanson, age 9, Watsonville

Stella Sears-Bicknell, age 8, San Francisco

Noelia Vega, age 10, San Francisco

Ngo Vo, age 17, San José

Jackson Wainwright, age 9, San Francisco

Colorado

Grace Bailey, age 10, Greeley

Jack Shimen, age 7, Colorado Springs

Connecticut

Anne Merrill, age 16, Old Greenwich

District of Columbia

Sarah Brodnax, age 12

Georgia

Ella Fisher, age 11, Cumming

Louisa Hanson, age 8, Atlanta

Rahil Javeed, age 7, Cumming

Hudson Jordan, age 6, Atlanta

Brian Koh, age 9, Duluth

Yan Liu, age 9, Lilburn

Katelyn Mao, age 9, Duluth

Ellie Oeltmann, age 9, Decatur

Anna Qian, age 12, Lilburn

Stephanie Tian, age 13, Suwanee

Annie Wong, age 11, Norcross

Iowa

Cori Dahlby Albright, age 11, Grinnell

Tessa Meyer, age 13, Cambridge

Kansas

Olivia Zhao, age 16, Overland Park

Louisiana

Holli Hebert, age 17, Duson

Marae Schexnayder, age 17, Scott

Kylon Segura, age 9, New Iberia

Lindsey Taylor, age 18, Scott

Erin Trahan, age 17, Lafayette

Chenyu Zhoa, age 11, New Orleans

Maine

Xander Bartone, age 13, Bath

Josephine Cotton, age 14, Bremen

Margaret Dempsey-Blair, age 7, Phippsburg

Wallace Jackson, age 14, Woolwich

Noah Jordan, age 12, Alna

MacAllister Moss, age 10, Bristol

Ian VonFrank, Alna

Maryland

Lauren Adler, age 11, Bethesda

Massachusetts

Anna Xie, age 17, Boston

Michigan

Allyson Licht, age 10, Traverse City

Missouri

Nahili Harun, age 10, St. Louis

Montana

Mira Darham, age 14, Bozeman

Nebraska

Ashley Straub, age 11, Omaha

New Jersey

Sohee Park, age 8, Ridgefield

Sanjana Rajagopal, age 16, Ridgewood

New York

Nea Meerschwam, age 15, New York City

Pennsylvania

Abbie Minard, age 14, Valencia

South Carolina

Tad McLord, age 12, North Myrtle Beach

Washington

Sophie Anderson, age 13, Seattle

Katherine Barta, age 13, Rochester

Caitlyn Crocker, age 13, Rochester

Jennie Rose Goodkin, age 14, Bellevue

Yasmin Luthra, age 13, Bellevue

Emma Ratshin, age 13, Seattle

Ramses Sanchez, age 13, Seattle

Rebecca Scurlock, age 13, Seattle

 

International

Hong Kong

Cheuk Lam Choi, age 9

India

Neha Ray, age 13, Kolkata

Indonesia

Kennard Alvaro Hadinata, age 5, Surabaya

Pakistan

Mustafa Aighari, age 12, Quetta (Afghan national)

Mustafa Baqiry, age 14, Quetta (Afghan national)

Ahmad Jalil, age 15, Quetta (Afghan national)

Atiqullah Jamali, age 16, Quetta (Afghan national)

Abdullah Rahmani, age 15, Quetta (Afghan national)

Farishta Rezai, age 13, Quetta (Afghan national)

Philippines

Trisha Reyes, age 14, Manila

Jamia Mei Tolentino, age 14, Valenzuela City

Sri Lanka

P. Shehani Randika Priyamanthi Silva, age 15, Wennappuwa

Yowuni Praveena Siriwardana, age 7, Gampaha

Thailand

Waraporn Phimpha, age 14, Bangkok

Serbia

Sara Vretic, age 5, B.D. Polje

 

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