Poetry contest

Place for CTL students in the Sarah Mook poetry competition

Seven young poets from the Edgecomb Center for Teaching and Learning entered the 2021 Sarah Mook Poetry Competition. The competition received more than 1,000 entries from twenty states and ten countries, and seven of the seventeen winners were from CTL!

In the K-2 category, Boothbay’s Avery Peck placed third for her poem “Springtime.” In the 3-5 split, Boothbay’s Jackie Branch took second place for “Ode to an Icicle”. In the 6-8 category, Isabelle Eaton-Neubert from Alna received first place for “Tressage”. Two CTL students tied for third place at 6-8: Bath’s Aymeric Dauge-Roth for ‘Grounded’ and Boothbay’s Sophia Scott for ‘The Road of Life’. First place winners receive $100, second place winners $50, and third place winners $25.

The kindergarten awards are judged by Sarah Mook’s kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Olwen Jarvis. Trevett’s Gannon Inman placed first for “I Love Leaves.” Westport Island’s Lila Milden received an honorable mention for “Winter”. Kindergarten Award winners receive cash grants to purchase new books for their school libraries.

The competition was created in memory of Sarah Mook, a Pennsylvania student and young poet who died suddenly while in third grade in 1995. Her family created the competition to honor Sarah and to inspire and encourage young poets. The winning poems will be published in a few weeks on http://www.sarahmookpoetrycontest.com/