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Camelback High hosts Poetry Central for district


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  • Craig Pletenik/Phoenix Union High School District

Poetry Central 2014 took place at Camelback High School for 100 students from around the District.

Guest artists Myrlin Hepworth and Fernando Perez, ASU instructors, conducted workshops on performance and creative writing.  Students  recited their poetry at the event, and the District Poetry Contest winners were announced.

First place winners are: 9th Grade- Ariel Belcher, Metro Tech, “Our Name”; 10th Grade-Sergio Garcia, Carl Hayden, “Thirteen ways to look at a trash bag”; 11th Grade-Natalie Aguilar, Camelback, “Turned Tables”; 12th Grade- Emily Molina, North, “The Looking Man”; Foreign Language- Osvaldo Ortiz, Carl Hayden, “Letter to a Son”; Overall Winner: Nan Qiu, North, “Trivial About the Youth”; Sponsor’s Choice-Ysenia Gomez, South Mountain, “Family Separation.”