Almost two-dozen fourth and fifth grade students from Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 have had their poetry accepted for publication by Creative Communication.
The students' work will appear in the Spring 2009 hard bound anthology titled "A Celebration of Poets." The publication selects several hundred entries from several thousand submitted.
Colleen Pilarski, a Phillips teacher, worked with the children throughout the writing process and submitted the work on their behalf. All the students' poems are now eligible for the final competition, which includes $3,000 in prizes.
Go to www.poeticpower. com/judge to see the poems and help decide the student winners.
The following Phillips students had their work included in the publication:
Grade 4: Sarah Davis, Elsa Eckenrode, Ryan Kozikowski, Brandon Matchett, Ruthanne Pilarski, Brett Searcy, Ian Thompson, and Natasha Williams
Grade 5 students included: Avery Baker, Calli Brown, Madison Custer, Patricia Donehue, Jacob Hartman, Christopher Hawk, Elizabeth McCullough, Kira Nishimura-Russ, Grant Rauterkus, Alleah Rose, Chantel Seals, Elisa Varlotta, and Montey'ja Williams.