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Fairpoet Winners 5/23/24

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Fairpoet Winners 5/23/24
Natalie Rock

Congratulations to the Fair Poet Finalists for grades 6-8 and for grades 9-12. Every school year since 2016, the students here at Fairport Harding have participated in the Fair Poet contest, created by one of Fairport Harding’s Alumni Mr. Hank Werronen from the Class of 1961. Students this year wrote on the theme “Under Construction” to go along with the new school building that is “Under Construction” in Fairport Harbor. Every student who was on stage today should be proud of their creative writing skills! The Fairport Harding English department and the literary community panels who helped with the judging process to narrow the poems to the top ten finalists would like to say thank you to all who have participated and were willing to share their written work. The judging this spring was extremely difficult. Well done by all finalists on stage today! 

Middle School:

1st- Aurora Johnston ($100)  

2nd- Lucy McCauley ($50) 

3rd- Chloe Pruey ($25)

4th- Natalia Perez Soto

5th- Elijah Mondville 


High School:

1st- Genesis Martinez  ($175)  

2nd- Miika Toutant ($100)  

3rd- Destiny Ornelas ($50)  

4th- Ashlie Kastl 

5th- Summerlyn Slavkovsky


Honorable Mentions:

Ashlyn Bralley ($50.00) 

Brooklynn Reglus ($50.00) 

Natalie Phillips ($50.00) 

Hunter Clasing ($50.00) 

Also, recognized today during the Fair Poet Assembly were the 2023-2024 Regional Qualifiers for the Power of the Pen Writing Club - Lucy McCauley and Kelsey McKinney. Both advanced out of District for the first time and competed at Shaker Heights this past spring. 

Congratulations to Fairport’s two Regional Qualifiers for the Just Write Competition - Marissa Malone and Hannah McCauley. Lastly, Hannah McCauley received a certificate and pin for advancing to the Just Write State Tournament held last week for the third time in her high school career. Well done Hannah! 

Congratulations to all creative writers today!