Several Knoxville middle school students were recognized for their outstanding poetry and art work during an awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon. The annual contest is administered by River of Words, an environmental art and poetry program created to promote watershed awareness, literacy and the arts. The students visited a local watershed and then wrote about their observations or created an art piece using painting, drawing or photography. First, second and third place winners were honored along with three honorable mentions.
The winning poetry entries are on display at The Next Chapter and art entries can be viewed at the Knoxville Middle School.
Willow Cook – The Perfect Creek
Ricki Hall – The Fight for Silence
Kraigory Leslie – A Day at the Lake of the Ozarks
Jon Goemaat – How Long
Conner Bailey – The Calming Creek
Haley Van Dorn – Night