For the second year in a row, Waring students have swept the top three prizes at the Beverly Public Library’s Teen Poetry Contest.
Students from 15 schools submitted more than 500 poems for consideration. Waring students accounted for eight of the twelve finalists in the high school division and two of the fifteen finalists in the middle school division.
Taking home the top prize in the high school division was sophomore Belle Leonard for “Wakefield.”
Senior Swara Douglas earned second place for “The Space Where Bushes Used to Be,” and senior Annabel Judy took third place for “The Way.”
Receiving honorable mentions in the high school division were sophomore Noah Schiller for “Navy Blue,” sophomore Beatrix Karambis for “Ode to My Infancy,” senior Turner Britz for “Why Can’t I,” sophomore Katherine Judy for “The Shakes,” and junior Griffin Wells for “Die Cast Nissan.”
Receiving honorable mentions in the middle school division were eighth graders Charlie Pound for “Monkey School” and Elodie Lapointe for “Nothing But Dreams.”