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Jackson District Library's 18th Annual Young Poets Contest took place over the course of the Winter and Spring of 2022 - when staff compiled more than 950 entries from students in grades K-12 throughout Jackson County and judges evaluated the entries. On April 21, the library hosted the winners at the Middle School at Parkside with an awards ceremony.

Young Poets Books from each year of the contest with the winning poems listed are available for check out from our catalog.

Young Poets Winners

Kindergarten:
Lenna Caro & Emma Uphaus

1st Grade:
Hanna Uphaus


2nd Grade:
Harper Sullivan


3rd Grade:
Olivia Heiler


4th Grade:
Landyn Walker


5th Grade:
Breanna Manchester


6th Grade:
Clare Day & Libby Prevo


7th Grade:
Sophia Lenski


8th Grade:
Sofy McWilliams


9th Grade:
Emma Brugger


10th Grade:
Marielle Metcalf


11th Grade:
Madalynn Dochoda


12th Grade:
Jordan Gretzner