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Favorite Character Contest

Once again, Belmont was happy to partner with Metro Nashville Public Schools to sponsor our 2nd Annual Poetry Contest in conjunction with our 11th Annual Family Literacy Day.  This year's theme is "Favorite Character" and children in 1st through 4th grades were invited to compose a 12 - 16 line poem about their favorite literacy character.  The deadline for submitting poems was Friday, Feb. 4th. 

Poems were judged by students from the Belmont English Club and the top five poets were invited to work with local professional songwriters Sherrié Austin, Kalisa Ewing, Brian Maher, Bill McDermott, and Will Rambeaux to set their poems to music.  We hope that you enjoy them!

2011 Poetry Contest Entries
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