2015 Reflections on Riverside Poetry Winners

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2015 Reflections on Riverside Poetry Winners


Poetry Reading

Saturday, June 27, 2015

10:00 AM

Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center




Please join us on June 27 at 10 a.m. at the Discovery Center of the Brookfield Zoo for a special ceremony honoring this year’s “Reflections on Riverside” poetry contest winners. Our Reflections on Riverside program, now in its 10th year, encourages area students to reflect upon Riverside’s landscape and natural areas and to give voice to their impressions. We are continually impressed by the unique perspectives on Olmsted’s living landmark.

As is our custom, the Olmsted Society awarded each Poetry Contest participant a gold foil certificate and warm congratulations at year-end ceremonies at their respective schools. Delighted first place winners also received Aunt Diana’s chocolate bars iced with the Society’s trademark oak tree and a cash prize.

The over-all winners of the Poetry Contest, at each level, are:

1st Grade: Elli B. Hollywood School “Riverside”
2nd Grade: Sophia K. St. Mary School “Says the”
3rd Grade: Caroline S. Central School “The Beautiful River”
4th Grade: Apollo G. Blythe Park School “Swinging Bridge”
5th Grade: Stephen B. Central School “A Recipe for Riverside”
Jr. High: Emily K. Hauser Jr. High “Riverside Speaks”

The winners of our related Reflections on Riverside Imagery Contest, which takes place at the High School level, are:

1st place, Visual Arts: Lorena H. RBHS “Light Labyrinth”
1st place, Poetry: Lexi Dinatale RBHS “A House on Scottswood”

In addition to the above-named winners, twenty-one students also received special honors for the strength of nature themes expressed in their poetry. Through a special collaboration with the Riverside Public Library and the Brookfield Zoo, all of these students are being invited to share their poems at the public reading at the Zoo on the 27th.