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The Beverly Public Library offers an annual poetry contest for middle and high school students who live, or attend school, in Beverly. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners! Their poems are published in a booklet that is kept in the library’s permanent collection.

Middle School Division

First Place
Zachary Walsh for “Life”

Second Place
Maia Schor for “Breakfast”

Third Place
Caleb Sylvester for “The Bar”

Honorable Mention
Hugh Kelley for “A Dishonest Poem” (Glen Urquhart School)
Rhoads Kent for “never me” (Glen Urquhart School)
Nyla Melody for “Simple things” (Waring School)
Annabelle Miller for “Spring Time” (Beverly Middle School)
Adam Morrison for “A Rotting Branch” (Waring School)
Asher Sauder for “The Cove” (Waring School)
Katherine Steinmetz for “Jail” (Waring School)
Hazel Streb for ““Not Fragile Like A Flower, Fragile Like a Bomb”- Frida Kahlo” (Waring School)
Molly Waltz for “Reluctant: A Page Poem” (Beverly Middle School)

High School Division

First Place
Julianna Leahy for “How to bake cookies”

Second Place
Carmella Mastrangelo for “Simple”

Third Place
Lola Prendergast for “Stay of Execution” 

Honorable Mention
Eli Bayer for “attempt at a poem” (Waring School)
Eliana Brown for  ““I am From…” (inspired by “I am From” by: George Ella Lyon)” (Beverly High School)
Ruo-Xian Chan for “Wheatfield with Crows” (Waring School)
Abby Cournoyer for “It’s our fault” (Landmark School)
Cole Fowler for “The Sport of Failure” (Beverly High School)
Dylan McCay for “Opt For Fun” (Beverly High School)
Anthony Moca for “Car” (Beverly High School)

For more information, contact Katie Nelson at 978-921-6062 or knelson@noblenet.org.

Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library and Joan Nelson whose generosity makes this contest possible.