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Shakespeare'd Be Proud: 4 Stratford Poets Win Contest

Know any of these four Stratford students who won the Poetry for Peace Contest at the Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School in Fairfield? Congratulate 'em!

Student winners of the Poetry for Peace Contest at the Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School in Fairfield.
Student winners of the Poetry for Peace Contest at the Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School in Fairfield.
Four students from Stratford were among the five winners of the recent Poetry for Peace Contest at Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School in Fairfield.

The Stratford students --
Xiomera Hernandez, Alyssa Negron, Monei Jackson and Justin Figueroa -- have been invited to read their poems at a celebration on Friday.

A news release from the school:


Five 7th grade students from Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School were among those selected to read their poems at the sixth annual Poetry for Peace Contest Winners’ Celebration on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception prior to the awards ceremony at 6 p.m., where the poems will be read by each young poet. The public and the media are welcome to attend this special event.


The Poetry for Peace Contest is designed to encourage discussion of how the language of poetry relates to the creation of peace. The contest gives young poets the chance to express their own visions of peace through creative writing. This year, over 1,000 students submitted poems in the contest.

Entries were separated into three categories: Kindergarten – 2nd grade, 3rd grade – 5th grade and 6th grade – 8th grade. A first, second and third place winner was chosen from each category as well as honorable mentions and judges’ favorites.

Alyssa Negron won 2nd place for her poem The Waltz. Among the Honorable mentions were Justin Figueroa for his poem Shelter You, Monei Jackson for Poetic Peace and Malachi Rivera for Oceans. Xiomara Hernandez’s poem Quiet was selected as a Judges’ Favorite.

Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School is a school of Cooperative Educational Services in Trumbull, CT. It offers a unique educational setting where high academic standards facilitate the development of lifelong learners, problem solvers and independent thinkers.

The mission of Cooperative Educational Services is to identify and provide quality educational opportunities for educators, students, families, and communities.

As a regional educational service center, C.E.S. provides [...] educational and support services to Bridgeport, Darien, Easton/ Region #9, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton Connecticut school districts.

Photo & poems can be seen at:

http://www.ces.k12.ct.us/poetry




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