2015 Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to all our winners and their teachers!

 

                                       2015 RIVER OF WORDS CONTEST WINNERS & FINALISTS

international Prize Winner

Marian Patrisia, age 15, Iasi, Romania

 

Grand Prize Category I (Grades K-3)

Poetry: Janajah Mondaine, age 8, St. Louis, Missouri

Art: Sara Rajpathak, age 6, Redmond, Washington

 

Grand Prize Category II (Grades 4-6)

Poetry: Griffin Bannon, age 11, Brunswick, Maine

Art: Chloe Kellogg, age 11, Rochester, Washington

 

Grand Prize Category III (Grades 7-9)

Poetry: Mei Beck, age 14, Fairfax, Virginia

Art: Sarah Knoblach, age 14, Grant, Alabama

 

Grand Prize Category IV (Grades 10-12)

Poetry: Jaycee Billingham, age 17, Folkston, Georgia

Art: Ashley No, age 14, Bayside, New York

 

Monkey’s Raincoat Prize (for a short poem in the haiku tradition)

Nick Hintze, age 13, Seattle, Washington

 

2015 Poetry Finalists

Matteo Almaguer, age 12, San Rafael, California

Trevor Anderson, age 14, Kirkland, Washington

Brook Bacigal, age 16, Ada, Michigan

Siena Blair, age 13, Tiburon, California

Anna Brent, age 18, Lafayette, Colorado

Lauryn Brown, age 15, Polk City, Iowa

A. Mayan Caplan, age 11, Denver, Colorado

Michael Champenois, age 16, Provo, Utah

N. Chan, age 14, China

Michelle Chen, age 15, Whitestone, New York

Margaret Chi, age 13, Seattle, Washington

Grace Clarke, age 13, Seattle, Washington

Sophie Coco, age 13, Mercer Island, Washington

Erica Debley, age 13, Lake Forest Park, Washington

Grace De Valois, age 15, Polk City, Iowa

Emily Elkins, age 14, Rochester, Washington

Emma Finch, age 16, Carmel, California

Mia Foster, age 12, Missoula, Montana

McKenzie Friedman, age 14, Polk City, Iowa

Tea Friedman-Susskind, age 14, Redmond, Washington

Clare Madden, age 13, Kenmore, Washington

Kendall Mann, age 11, New Palestine, Indiana

Maxine Hartnett, age 16, Lafayette, Colorado

Victoria Krylova, age 12, Greeneville, Tennessee

Maggie Larson, age 13, W. Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Steffen Lee, age 13, Centralia, Washington

W. P. Lo, age 17, China

Harly Lomahan, age 12, Dawsonville, Georgia

Maisie Maclay, age 14, Olympia, Washington

Echo Martens, age 14, Olympia, Washington

Noa Meerschwam, age 17, New York, New York

Isabel Valderrey Merodio, age 13, Mexico City, Mexico

Llewyn Merrill, age 14, Olympia, Washington

Toshihiro Nagase, age 14, Redmond, Washington

Sally O’Keefe, age 16, Toronto, Canada

Jungkar Ombadykow, age 17, Erie, Colorado

Arryn Owens, age 14, Lake Forest Park, Washington

Emma Peasley, age 13, Missoula, Montana

Maya Roe, age 17, Sonora, California

Poppy Rose Sanner, age 5, San Rafael, California

Alyxzandria Serventi, age 13, Rochester, Washington

Electra Shock, age 15, Grand Junction, Colorado

Marie Spence, age 17, Boulder, Colorado

Sydney Sulivan, age 13, Brunswick, Maine

Selene Jazmin Venegas, age 13, Amatlán de Quetzalcoatl, Mexico

Corrine Webster, age 12, San Anselmo, California

Melissa Wilson, age 15, Grand Junction, Colorado

Zoe Wilson, age 13, Missoula, Montana

Olivia Vande Woude, age 16, Charlottesville, Virginia

Jennifer Yen, age 14, Beachwood, Ohio

Grace Zhao, age 16, East Setauket, New York

 

2015 Art Finalists

Siri Bhandia, age 7, Cumming, Georgia

Jordan Booth, age 16, Birmingham, Alabama

Kathleen Briner, age 17, Alpharetta, Georgia

Vinci Chan, age 5, Hong Kong, China

Mira Darham, age 16, Bozeman, Montana

Felix Ding, age 6, Union City, California

Wei Shiow Fong, age 12, Vestavia, Alabama

Jackson Gibree, age 11, Cumming, Georgia

Alexandra Gibbs, age 11, Alexandria, Virginia

Guytwa, age 16, Birmingham, Alabama

Callie Grissom, age 11, Birmingham, Alabama

Arghawun Hatif, age 15, Quetta, Pakistan (Afghan national)

Savindu Hiranniya Herat, age 13, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

Audrey Horn, age 13, Keller, Texas

Clint Isom, age 16, Birmingham, Alabama

Marisol Jenkins-Sorensen, age 9, Santa Cruz, California

Kevin Johnson, age 17, Cumming, Georgia

Alan Kim, age 13, Los Angeles, California

Amrita Lakhanpai, age 13, Birmingham, Alabama

Maddie Lauria, age 7, Cumming, Georgia

Nicole Li, age 11, Johns Creek, Georgia

Pariprita Mallavarapu, age 9, Cumming, Georgia

Frank McGee, age 13, Huntsville, Alabama

Mezhgan, age 16, Quetta, Pakistan (Afghan national)

Sloane Milam, age 8, Smyrna, Georgia

Danielle Nguyen, age 12, Conyers, Georgia

Mark Oet, age 17, Solon, Ohio

Rebecca Oet, age 12, Solon, Ohio

Marian Patrisia, age 15, Iasi, Romania

Neha Ray, age 16, Kolkata, India

Maxwell Sanderson, age 6, Santa Cruz, California

Ahmad Shekib, age 13, Quetta, Pakistan (Afghan national)

Jerrika Shi, age 17, Manila, Philippines

Phoenix Snow-Shiva, age 7, Boulder Creek, California

Natalie Sparks, age 14, Huntsville, Alabama

Maria Angelica Tejada, age 9, Quezon City, Philippines

Jamie Thurston, age 17, Madrid, Iowa

Naia Vincent, age 12, Braselton, Georgia

Edward Wu, age 12, Naperville, Illinois

Jerry Yu, age 6, Atlanta, Georgia

Alex Zhong, age 11, Lilburn, Georgia

Our 2015 winners and finalists hail from:

United States:Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington

And Elsewhere: Afghanistan, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka