Superintendent John Lavoie
57 River Rd, Andover,
For Immediate Release
Monday, May 8, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Greater Lawrence Technical School Students Recognized in Poetry Contest
ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that three Greater Lawrence Technical School students were recognized in the Memorial Hall Library Teen Poetry Contest.
The students were honored on Wednesday, May 3, at the Memorial Hall Library for their entries in the 13th annual contest, and were invited to read their poems aloud.
The three GLTS students’ work was chosen from over 300 contest entries, which were first judged by Teen Librarians Renata Sancken and Anna Tschetter before being passed along to published poet Gayle Heney for the final judging.
“I’m extremely proud of all three of these students for the creativity they displayed through their writing, and I’m glad to see them expressing themselves in this way,” Superintendent Lavoie said. “Each of their poems takes on challenging topics and demonstrates a tremendous amount of self reflection, so these honors are well deserved.”
The students, all of whom are freshmen from Lawrence, earned the following honors:
Roandy Herrera— Honorable Mention for “I Am From Mom”
Kaylee Sostre — Honorable Mention for “Growing Up, Lawtown”
Vinny Tetiva — Teen’s Choice Award for High School for “The Misunderstood Hood”
Judging for the Teen’s Choice Award was done by teenagers connected to the Teen Room at the Memorial Hall Library.
You can read all of the students’ work on the Memorial Hall Library website.