The ballots have been counted and the finalists have been selected for our Youth Poetry Contest from over 50 entries from across DISD and Dallas area schools.
Congratulations to the finalists (In alphabetical order):
- Jordan Allen
- Sita Bhandari
- Katrina Csaky
- Melissa Puente
- Cindy Ren
The winner will be announced May 3rd on www.abergcenter.org! The top three Finalists will receive cash prizes in the following amounts:
1st Prize- $200
2nd Prize- $100
3rd Prize- $50
Plus the winner's poem will be printed in the official program for Literacy in Motion - An Evening of poetry and performances with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera - May 12th, 7pm @ Latino Cultural Center - hosted by Krys Boyd of KERA's Think.
The top 18 entries qualified to have their poetry displayed at the event, which will also feature live performances from a group of captivating local poets, including Jason Edwards, Jonathan Gno White, and Jason Carney, founder of the DallasPoetrySlam.com and slam champion Clebo Rainey, and World Poetry Slam Champion Joaquin Zihuatanejo
For more info on this event CLICK HERE