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Winners in the 34th annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards winners are listed below.
Elementary School, all from Evanston schools
First Place, “I Am” by Nico Wertheimer
Second Place, “Simile” by Jamie Lauderbaugh
Third Place, “I Am” by Mindy Andrade
Honorable Mentions: “Basketball” by Vanessa Lopez; “Marathon Mom” by Teagan Hueneke; “Soccer” by Fernando Esteban; and “Weeding with MJ” by Damian Franchere
Middle School, all from Evanston schools
First Place, “Dictionary Demarcation” by Aela Morris
Second Place, “Kabuli Runner” byy Chirasree Mandal
Third Place, “The Black Cat” by Stella Davis-Perney
Honorable Mentions: “Nature Is Alive” by Anne Raspe; “Perspective” by Anne Umbanhowar; “Tropical Dance” by Yngride Jean-Philippe; “The Voyager” by Chirasree Mandal;
First Place, “Seamingly” by Moriah Weiss Foronda (Evanston Township High School)
Second Place, “What My Grandpa Taught Me” by Sara Fasching (Buffalo Grove High School)
Third Place, “But It Is” by Megan O’Donovan (BGHS)
Honorable Mentions: “1933” by Zoe Johannsen (ETHS); “Size 3” by Kyndall Jones (Oak Park and River Forest High School); “Springtime” by Chris Racz (BGHS); “Wonderful Day” by Kent Keller (St. Ignatius)
First Place, “According to Goldilocks” by Wilda Morris (Bolingbrook)
Second Place, “the formica table” by Marcia J. Pradzinski (Skokie)
Third Place “Eddie Hernandez Is Dead” by Lorna Yablon (Northbrook)
Honorable Mentions: “Ferry’s Favorite Things” by Minna Zhou (Evanston); “Local” by Margaret J. Nelson (Evanston); “Swan” by Anne Gavitt (Evanston)