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Sandburg Announces Winners of 24th Annual Poetry Awards

 

GALESBURG—Winners of the 24th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards were honored at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Student Center on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg.

 

Winners were selected in three divisions: elementary (first through fifth grade), intermediate (sixth through 12th grade) and adult. Contest winners were invited to read their poems and accepted their certificates and prizes that were donated by Sandburg. All winning poems were published in a booklet that was distributed at the ceremony.

 

24th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards:

Elementary Division

1st place — Kaylee Miller (Galesburg), “Turning 14”

2nd place — Eli Asplund (Farmington), “Imagine”

3rd place — Grace Palmer (Galesburg), “Green”

 

Intermediate Division

1st place — AJ Pamatmat (Galesburg), “Under the Stars…”

2nd place — Tyler Natof (Rio), “Evening”

3rd place — Tori G. Loving (East Galesburg), “Nothing”

Honorable mention — Cody A. Natof (Rio), “Change-A Question”; Jacob Allen (Galesburg), “The Clown”; Ryan Earp (Galesburg), “Reflections”

 

Adult Division

1st place — Gary M. Armstrong (Galesburg), “Woodcarver”

2nd place — Rebecca Logue (Chillicothe), “HEROES”

3rd place — Robert Severin (Monmouth), “THE PASSING OF TIME”

Honorable mention — Cynthia Tottleben (Toulon), “Mother”; George Tanner (Yates City), “the kiss”

 

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