Alpha Parent Center ACE Poetry Contest Winners Announced
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Alpha Public Schools
We’re eating treats for the winners of the ACE Poetry Contest from the Alpha Parent Center.
These poets are great. Not only because the poems are good and very personal reflections (something that we dogs do all the time – that’s why we look so pensive,) but because English is a second language for these poets. And I get that. Do you know how hard it is for a dog to learn it’s owner’s language? And all they want to do is talk, talk, talk. Too many words. And they rarely listen to us. Just tell us to be quiet.
Well, these poets are not quiet. In fact, a couple of them are sharing their poems out loud. You have to listen to the video where they’re reading their poems. That’s right. Out loud. And in English. Like slam poetry. Pretty cool. Pretty spectacular!
So without further extra words, here are the winners of the Alpha Parent Center ACE Poetry Contest:
First Place: Jenny Zepeda
Here’s her poem: Jenny’s poem
Second Place: Aide Valdovinos
Here’s her poem:
Everyday a Traffic Day
Every day is a traffic day
And my kid’s school is far away.
My son is always going late
Even when they haven’t ate.
I’m having a lot of stress
And this trip to school is a mess.
Every day I drive in the freeway
This may not be a great day.
Third Place: Guillermina Orozco
And here is her poem: Guillermina’s poem
Thank you for the great work poets. Arf! Arf! And remember, treat yourself to a poem!