Students excel in poetry expression at LFMS

Posted 1/11/20

Students Excel in Poetry Expression at LFMS

More than 40 Lake Forest Middle School students spent hours writing, studying, and preparing for the Seventh Annual Edgar Allan Poetry Night held in the school’s auditorium.

This event showcased student creativity and poetry interpretation as these top-notch poets and performers presented classic poetry from authors like Robert Frost, Walt Whitman and William Shakespeare. Original works were both humorous and insightful, exploring a variety of topics including childhood fears and personal tributes.

The sixth-grade first-place winners were Chloe Ryerson, performance, and Takoda Niswonger, original. Second- place performance was Joselina Istazuy-Ebeck. Braelyn Taylor received second place for her original poem.

In the seventh grade, Daysia Zanoska and Charlee Snyder received first-place honors. Second-place winners were Rebecca Hazy and Georgia Gibson.

Finally, eighth-grade winners included Venice Botticelli for first-place original, Baylie Jones for first-place performance, and Catie McIIvain and Amber Jones received second place.

All students at LFMS studied poetry during the weeks leading up to the event, and most were required to write or perform poetry for their classmates. This part of the ELA curriculum explored figurative language, diction, tone, creativity, classical poetry, and public speaking. Each academic team selected three to five students to showcase their talent at the Edgar Allan Poetry Night.

In class and at poetry night, students were evaluated on memorization, understanding, and presentation techniques, as well as the difficulty of the poem.

Lake Forest thanks Sheryl Chai (former LFMS teacher), Wanda Dent (retired ELA teacher), and Carissa Sapp (LFMS assistant principal) for judging the event and contributing to the lives of the students.

Lake Forest Middle School, located at 610 Kile Lake Road has approximately 1,100 students in grades six through eight.

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Lake Forest Middle School sixth-grade poetry winners were Braelyn Taylor, second, original; Takoda Niswonge, first, original; Chloe Ryerson, first, performance; and Joselina Istazuy-Ebeck, second, performance.

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More than 40 Lake Forest Middle School students spent hours writing, studying, and preparing for the Seventh Annual Edgar Allan Poetry Night held in the school’s auditorium.
This event showcased student creativity and poetry interpretation as these top-notch poets and performers presented classic poetry from authors like Robert Frost, Walt Whitman and William Shakespeare. Original works were both humorous and insightful, exploring a variety of topics including childhood fears and personal tributes.
The sixth-grade first-place winners were Chloe Ryerson, performance, and Takoda Niswonger, original. Second- place performance was Joselina Istazuy-Ebeck. Braelyn Taylor received second place for her original poem.
In the seventh grade, Daysia Zanoska and Charlee Snyder received first-place honors. Second-place winners were Rebecca Hazy and Georgia Gibson.
Finally, eighth-grade winners included Venice Botticelli for first-place original, Baylie Jones for first-place performance, and Catie McIIvain and Amber Jones received second place.
All students at LFMS studied poetry during the weeks leading up to the event, and most were required to write or perform poetry for their classmates. This part of the ELA curriculum explored figurative language, diction, tone, creativity, classical poetry, and public speaking. Each academic team selected three to five students to showcase their talent at the Edgar Allan Poetry Night.
In class and at poetry night, students were evaluated on memorization, understanding, and presentation techniques, as well as the difficulty of the poem.
Lake Forest thanks Sheryl Chai (former LFMS teacher), Wanda Dent (retired ELA teacher), and Carissa Sapp (LFMS assistant principal) for judging the event and contributing to the lives of the students.
Lake Forest Middle School, located at 610 Kile Lake Road has approximately 1,100 students in grades six through eight.  


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