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By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot I’m running around in circles ➿➿➿ ‘cause we have a haiku poem in the winning group of ACE Poetry Contest poems from Alpha: José Hernández. Haiku is one of my favorites, but the other poems are great too. Arf, arf, after reading these poems, you get insight into how tough this quarantine is for everyone, but in a thoughtful way. Plus, now I want to go fishing. Hey, John and Lucy – put that on your list please. Arf, arf, let’s spring into the winning poems. First Place By Stephen Alcocer, 7th Grade Sun behind...read more
Heroes Beat the Corona Beast in ACE Poetry Contest Winner’s Poem from Oakland International High School
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot There are all kinds of beasts out there (I know, ‘cause I’m a dog) and this poem identifies our current Big Beast – the coronavirus. While we students may be sick of distance learning and interfacing with friends and teachers just on a screen, there are others who are really sick out there. Unfortunately, some never fully recover and have major health issues or end up . . . oh, I can’t even say it. But here’s a poem about the heroes and how they shine through to beat the beast with a vaccine and this...read more
By Joycat, one of the Poetry Cats helping Contest Mascot Riley with the ACE Poetry Contest Meooow. That lousy virus has made it hard to manage school life and teaching, so only one student from Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School submitted a poem to the ACE Poetry Contest, but it’s a great one. “Curiosity killed the cat,” is an old American saying. “But satisfaction (like reading this great poem) brought them back.” Check out the winning poem. Trail By Gisela Villavicencio, Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School A pitch, black, foggy night at...read more