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Congratulations to our 2023 Winners:
1st Place: Ghufran Abd – Poem: WAKE UP
2nd Place: Bridget Johnson – Poem: LUCK
3rd Place: Kara Dummit – Poem: September 1st, 2021
About Poet Laureate
The Poet Laureate Competition is an annual county-wide poetry competition for high school students hosted by Forsyth Educator Partnership in conjunction with WS/FCS.
The competition augments the WS/FCS English curriculum, and serves as an opportunity for students to showcase spoken word skills to a broader audience. Winners receive a small monetary cash award, and publication of their works in the print journal Fresh Voices Rising.
The annual Fresh Voices Rising Chap book is illustrated by high school art students who are highlighted and recognized also.
The competition is in its eleventh year and has created an avenue of creative expression for hundreds of students.
2019 Poet Laureate Competition Winners
- First Place: Marianna Flores, Atkins High
- Second Place: Miyarah Robertson, Atkins High
- Third Place: Mauriah Turner, Reagan High
More About This Program
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.
Buy the 2019 chapbook, Fresh Voice Rising.
Fresh Voices Rising
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PO Box 141
Winston-Salem, NC 27102