OPA Congratulates the 2018 Manningham Winners!

We thank the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, as well as Budd Powell Mahan, Manningham Youth Chair.

Second Place Senior Division (Grades 9 – 12)

Anna Lipari, Creation Myths, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi

Fifth Place Junior Division (Grades 6 – 8)

Christopher Rogers, The Life of a Short Kid, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

Fourth Place Junior Division (Grades 6 – 8)

Carlie Cieri, Just Me, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

First Place Junior Division (Grades 6 – 8)

Madison Monahan, You Are Not Defined, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

2018 Cascadia Winners

The Oregon Poetry Association congratulates the winners of the 2018 Cascadia poetry contest, open to all K-12 students including private, home, and parochial school students.

Division I: Kindergarten through Second Grade

Ryan Bowles, Frankenstein’s Underwear, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Nat Butler, Witches and Wolves, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Caleb Harter, The Summer, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Julianna Maxfield, Morning Sun, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Ohio Petersen, Halloween Night, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Arleigh Sparling, Poetry, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Lila Van Tol, My Clock, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Charlie West, Tamales, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Ezraylah Brazill, The Journey of a Leaf, Bridge Charter Academy, Lowell, teacher Rosie Isenberger

Isabella Beede, The Girl With the Tangled Hair, Silvies River Charter School, Frenchglen, teacher Heather Baltzor

Division II: Third through Fifth Grade

Hunter Hoffman, Defending Myself, Ewing Young Elementary, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser

Kaselyn Pothoff, Waiter, Ewing Young Elementary, Newberg, teacher Dawn Reed

Moira Rusaw, When the years of my childhood I think of is over, Ewing Young Elementary, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser

Jocelyn Burdick, A Winter poem, Oregon Trail Academy, Boring, teacher Tara Fagan

Zac Pietzold, The Outside, Oregon Trail Academy, Boring, teacher Tara Fagan

Naomi Donaldson, Bonded Birches, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Harriet Wingard

Saul Drucker, The Way of Swaying, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Harriet Wingard

Morgan Powell, Things that Blow Me Away, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Megan Hughes

Sunny Press, untitled haiku, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher James Juntunen

Bella Robinson, A Wise Birch Tree, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Harriet Wingard

Division III: Sixth through Eighth Grade

Keleigh Mackenzie, Lady Spring, Create Solutions Tutoring, Ashland, teacher Sara-Lynne Simpson

Sienna Liljenwall, My Prison Cell, Floyd Light Middle School, Portland, teacher Jeanne Drake

Kolbe Bollier, War, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

Carlie Cieri, Just Me, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

Alexis Gerspacher, Crows, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

Madison Monahan, You Are Not Defined, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

Riyanna Oliva, Training Wheels, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

Christopher Rogers, The Life of a Short Kid, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett

Amy Amato, To Me, Roots Academy, Salem, teacher Jessica Cavanaugh

Olivia Davis, Death, Roots Academy, Salem, teacher Jessica Cavanaugh

Division IV: Ninth through Twelfth Grade

Zach Brown, Atop Mt. Everest, Grants Pass High School—Gladiola Campus, Grants Pass, teacher Jennifer Rood

Angelica White, Around, Grants Pass High School—Gladiola Campus, Grants Pass, teacher Jennifer Rood

Emma Snyder, Tangled Roots, McNary High School, Keizer, teacher Laura Reid

Grace Bragdon, Monster Underneath my Bed, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi

Anna Ferrarini, untitled (you have three eyes), St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi

Maria Gray, What It Would Be Like, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi

Anna Lipari, Creation Myths, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi

Schuyler Dull, Regarding Your Euphoric Decay, Sunset High School, Portland, teacher Erin Werner

Evelyn Goodman, untitled, Sunset High School, Portland, teacher Erin Werner

Rohan Press, what is sometimes called the eternal, Sunset High School, Portland, teacher Erin Werner

2017 Student Contest Winners

The Oregon Poetry Association congratulates the winners in the nineteenth annual K-12 student poetry contest.

Division I: Kindergarten through Second Grade

Antonio del Solar, “Starfall”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Bradan Lasse, “My House”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Eleanor Black, “Poetry”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Eliott Polzin, “Fireworks”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Finn Havner, “Dragonfly”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Lucy Anderson, “Sky”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Quinn Louise Wilson, “Horses and Me”, Woodland Charter School, Grants Pass, teacher Emma Bartelt
Riley Cox, “The Bus”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Roger Wood, “Untitled Haiku”, Homeschooled, Salem, teacher Sophia Wood
Zane Stanley, “School”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Division II: Third through Fifth Grade

Alex Wise, “Little Brown Bear”, Keating Elementary School, Baker City, teacher Amanda Wilde
Caden Josifek, “Sea Bedroom”, Candalaria Elementary School, Salem, teacher Pamela Lembcke
Garron Willems, “Something Magical”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Isabella O’Brien, “Growing”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Jade Gentle, “A Friend”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Liana Kressel, “Memories”, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Harriet Wingard
Lily Sommers, “Black Night With Golden Fire Flies”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Salix Wartes-Kahl, “Winter Trees”, Alsea School, Alsea, teacher Tracy Stanton
Sylvie Kressel, “The Hands Of Time”, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Harriet Wingard
Veronica Joann Miller, “Haiku in October”, Create Solutions Tutoring, Ashland, teacher Sara-Lynne Simpson

Division III: Sixth through Eighth Grade

Aidan Sheeran-Hahnel, “When the Seasons Change”, ACCESS Academy, Portland, teacher Heather Kelly
Alexandrea Jones, “Piano”, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett
Hannah Robinson, “Agony”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Isaac Friedman, “Grown Up”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Lisa O’Brien
Jasper Fesler, “Grey”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Lisa O’Brien
Joel Lim, “The Moon”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Lydia Arthurs, “Silence”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Mikaila Saathoff, “Coral”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Molly Mecham, “White”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Lisa O’Brien
Neve Ann McGuire, “November Haiku”, Create Solutions Tutoring, Ashland, teacher Sara-Lynne Simpson

Division IV: Ninth through Twelfth Grade

Adam Nayak, “black-eyed susan”, Cleveland High School, Portland, teacher Keri Troehler
Amaya Leib, “1935”, Create Solutions Tutoring, Ashland, teacher Sara-Lynne Simpson
Anisha RajBhandary, “To Laugh is to Cry Without Water”, Lincoln High School, Portland, teacher Bill Lynch
Eleanore Bainbridge, “Discovery”, Eddyville Charter School, Eddyville, teacher Sarah Croy
Gabrielle Cohn, “In Lieu of Sleep”, Wilson High School, Portland, teacher Joy Root
Kaitee Steiert, “In Return”, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi
Madeleine Adriance, “Kaleidoscope”, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi
Maria Gray, “Genesis 3”, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi
Ruby Aaron, “Building Tears”, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, teacher Diane Herschleb
Zaidie Long, “Letting Go of a Balloon in the Pitch Black”, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, teacher Brett Mathes