We are thrilled to announce that two of our students have won the Middle School Poetry category of the SFUSD Arts Fest, and another three students won honorable mentions! All students are from Aptos Middle School, where they are taught by WritersCorps teaching artist Harold Terezón.
1st Place: Ada Chen, “The Garden”
2nd Place: Jamila Wilson, “Missing You”
Honorable Mention: Lucy Jaffar, “Here and Now”
Honorable Mention: Christina Wong, “One Day You’ll Wake Up and See”
Honorable Mention: Jackson Vachal, “Fear”
Congratulations to the students for all their hard work!
The SFUSD Arts Festival is an annual celebration of students’ creative expression and of arts access in our schools. Running from March 2-10, 2013, the festival is being hosted for the first time at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum (coinciding with the new Terracotta Warriors exhibit); and is co-presented by the SFUSD Visual and Performing Arts Office, the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Arts Commission. According to event organizers, “This year’s event will include a visual art exhibition featuring artwork by 2,000 students, live musical and dance performances by over 65 student and community groups, screenings of student films and videos, poetry readings, and hands-on art activities.” All events are free and open to the public.
See our students read at the literary awards ceremony this Sunday, March 3, 2 pm, at the Koret Theater at the San Francisco Public Library‘s Main Branch (100 Larkin Street).
For more info, visit the SFUSD Arts Fest website.