Poets’ Corner Contest 2014 Winners Announced

The judging results are in for the 2014 Poets’ Corner Contest sponsored by the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department.  The public is invited to hear the winning poets read their works at the Poets’ Corner Celebration Reading held on Sunday, May 18 at 1 pm at the McHenry Museum on the first floor.

Over one hundred entries were submitted for the Adult and Youth divisions of this contest, which marks its 33rd year of celebration of the written word in our community.  The special theme for this year’s contest was poems exploring the world of insects and or spiders.

Adult winners for this year include Ed Bearden, Roberta Bearden, Linda Benham, Cleo Griffith, Lynn M. Hansen, Nancy Haskett, Louise Kantro, Nancee Kinkaid Maya, Tom Myers, Clifford M. Parker, Tom Portwood. Linda Marie Prather,Steve Reyes, Doug C. Souza, Nicole Santana Souza, and Gary Thomas.

Adult Honorable Mentions for this year include Brett Ashmun, Virginia Dall, Clifford M. Parker and Linda Marie Prather.

Youth Winners for this year include Keila Aguayo, Brian Anglim, Grace Benham, Seth Berschneider, Vinay Channaveerappa, Emily Cline, Reece Costales, Arjun Dulai, Keoni Fatanum, James Forkner, Natalie Garcia, David Gorman, Sean Gutowski, Kassidy Houck, Isabel Dakota Jennings, Sarah Mah, Victoria Morales, Sophia Orlando, Lyla Patel, Cory Rogers, Shawn Spani, Kylee Sullivan and Liam Willerup.

Youth Honorable Mentions include Ashley Grace, F. Cabral, Katie Holmes, Arnav Krishnamoorthi, Haley Lehikainen, Danielle Rukezo, Julia Schauer .