See the Winners of K12’s ‘Hometown’ Poetry Contest
This year’s K12 poetry contest revealed a number of talented young poets! The theme was “Hometown,” and we received more than 400 poems from students in kindergarten through 12th grade that demonstrate their poetic genius and creativity that spreads from coast to coast.
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 been chosen, and we would like to congratulate the following students:
Rachael M., iQ Minnesota, Isanti
First Place, Sapphira-Lin D., Agora, Pittsburgh
Third Place, Zoey C., NCVA, Knightdale
First Place, Maggie B., CPA, Colorado Springs
Second Place, Barrett M., Albany Online!, My Hometown
Third Place, Bayan M., Osceola Virtual School, Kissimmee, Florida
Second Place, Rylan H., CAVA, Waimanalo, Hawai’i
Third Place, Cypress G., Lawrence Virtual School, Neodesha, Kansas
First Place, Djoni Ray M., A3–California Prep, Sunnyvale, CA
Second Place, Kevin R., VAVA, Buena Vista
Second Place, Sequoia G., Lawrence Virtual School, Neodesha, Kansas
Third Place, Talia F., IDVA, Horseshoe Bend
First Place, Isabella W., OHVA, Athens, OH
Second Place, Grace M., A3–California Prep, San Rafael, CA
Third Place, Reese L., K12 Independent Learning, Daytona Beach Shores, FL
First Place, Cortez R., iQ Los Angeles, Chicago is Where I’m From
First Place, Kaelyn K., CAVA, Windy Day in My Hometown
Third Place, Mahayla P., AZVA, My Hometown
First Place, Adrianna A., CAVA, Fort Worth, Texas
Second Place, Shyenne S., NVVA, My Wonderful Lovely Homes
Third Place, Aidan F., AZVA, Tucson The Desert
First Place, Penny D., Willy Brandt Schule, I, Harvey, Do Confess
Third Place, Emma M., OKVCA, Military, Don’t Know What to Count
First Place, Laurelle B., IAVA, Cedar Rapids: Home of My Heart
Second Place, Meghan H., MNVA, A Home is Not a House
Third Place, Trinity R., TOPS, San Antonio
First Place, Kirstianna G., Lawrence Virtual High School, Unmistakably Home
Second Place, Faith L., SCVCS, Hometowns (Plural)
First Place, Ansley H., GCA, Dawsonville
Second Place, Cierrah D., Insight Arizona, Valley Washington
Thank you for celebrating poetry with us this year and for sharing your love for your hometown. We look forward to reading your submissions for next year’s poetry contest.
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.