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WES 4th-Grader Wins Delco Libraries Young Poet Contest

Wesleigh and Anrui sitting outside

Wayne Elementary School 4th-grader Wesleigh Staneivezius was recently named a first place winner in the 33rd Annual Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Contest for her original poem, "Cry." Radnor Middle School 8th-grader Anrui Xu placed third for "1812."

More than 900 poems were submitted by students in grades 1-12 and the top three for each grade level were selected as winners. Winners' poems and names will be published in the contest's annual poetry anthology and the students will have the opportunity to record a reading of their poem for posting on social media. An online awards ceremony will be held in June. 

This program is sponsored by the Mad Poets Society, Delaware County Libraries, Keystone State Literacy Association: Delaware County, Rose Tree Media Optimist Club, Pennsylvania Poetry Society and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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  • Radnor Middle School
  • Wayne Elementary School
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