8th Annual Poet Laureate Competition
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
First place: Celeste Cervantes from RJ Reynolds
Second place: Devin Singleton from the Atkins
Third place: Nathon Göthe from RJ Reynolds
This project is produced in partnership with WS/FCS. It augments high school English Curriculum while providing a creative avenue for students. Each year the poetry is published in Fresh Voices Rising chapbook that is illustrated by high school artists.
“As a writer who grew up attending WS/FC schools, I know the importance of encouraging and praising young poets… That early encouragement gave me the confidence to pursue the writing that has become my career and a source of strength, hope, and healing in my life.”
– Rhett Iseman Trull, Editor, Cave Wall Press