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Announcing the ‘Splish Splash Poetry’ Contest Winners

This year’s poetry contest was quite a success! The theme this year was “Splish Splash Poetry” and we received over 1,500 poems from students in grades K–12 that demonstrate their poetic genius and creativity.

You can view our online collection of participants and see the fantastic submissions we received this year.

If you submitted a poem, you can download your certificate of participation, print it, personalize it by filling in your poet’s name, and pin it somewhere in your home to encourage more writing.

The winners have also been chosen, and we would like to congratulate the following students:

Kindergarten First Place: Donatella D., ORVA, River Turns to a Bath
Second Place: Dino C., CAVA @San Juaquin, Water Water Everywhere
Third Place: Isaac P., AZVA, Dancing in the Shower
1st Grade First Place: Angelina H., MVCA, Water Dance
Second Place: Patricia H., FLVA, Water, water, water!!
Third Place: Michael P., AZVA, Playing in the Ocean
2nd Grade First Place: Sage B., UTVA, The Deep Ocean Life
Second Place: Gabriel L., CAVA, Splish-Splash at the Beach
Third Place: Panhya-Serey L., CAVA, Water
3rd Grade First Place: Elizabeth V., FLVA, The Waterpark Blues
Second Place: Seyyeda Z., 21st Century eSchool, Interview with Water
Third Place: Madeline D., FLVA, The Perfect Day at the Beach
4th Grade First Place: Reese B., MVCA, Bath Time
Second Place: Caleb D., SCVCS, Summer the Bummer
Third Place: Kennedy B., MVCA, Raindrops
5th Grade First Place: Telicia K., GCA, Silent Ocean
Second Place: Remedy K., CAVA @Maricopa, Four Types of Water
Third Place: Rile G., CAVA @San Diego, The Cool
6th Grade First Place: Lydia M., Hoosier, The Sapphire Brook
Second Place: Summer M., OHVA, How The Rain Can Change You
Third Place: Jordan S., CAVA @Maricopa, Where I Belong
7th Grade First Place: Natalie S., CAVA, Infectious Salt
Second Place: Alexandria U., OHVA, Leap Into the Sea
Third Place: Alivia V., HTA, Reflect
8th Grade First Place: Kayla H., TNVA, The sea side.
Second Place: Michaela H., COVA, The Crocus Pond
Third Place: Alexis F., OHVA, The Ocean’s Gifts
9th Grade First Place: Hope Y., OVCA, The Lake
Second Place: Loyalty T., CAVA, The Doll and the Sea
Third Place: Amanda F., MVCA, The Odd Realms
10th Grade First Place: Yeshahyah Y., CAVA, A Drop of Life
Second Place: Ciera B., CAVA, A Swimming Pool’s Year
11th Grade First Place: Josue A., CAVA, Days in the West
Second Place: Christa B., OVCA, What is Water?
Third Place: Brenna L., iCademy, Blue Sun
12th Grade First Place: Ruth P., Insight Oregon, Summertime Sensations
Second Place: Rachel M., MGLVA, The Definition of Summer
Third Place: Braini M., WIVA, Spring’s Gentle Love

Thank you so much for celebrating poetry with us this year. We look forward to reading your submissions for next year’s contest.

The next contest starts today! What’s Your Success Story? We want you to share what accomplishment from the 2013-14 school year you’re most proud of for a chance to win a summer camp scholarship up to $1000. Contest ends June 18, 2014.

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Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.

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