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Gates Chili students win big in poetry contest

Fifteen Gates Chili students were honored for their poetry at Gates Public Library on May 16.

Students from Gates Chili High School, Middle School, Walt Disney Elementary School and Florence Brasser Elementary School entered a poetry contest for K-12 students sponsored by the Friends of the Gates Public Library. Most of the students and their families were present, along with several of their teachers. Cynthia Ratajczak, the contest coordinator, introduced each student before they read their poems aloud to the audience.

The contest is named after Elizabeth Hinchey, a multi-talented woman who wrote poetry and the wife of Franklin Hinchey, and was open to all students attending Gates Chili Central School District.

Name

Grade

School

Contest Division

Award

Kiera Read

5

Florence Brasser Elementary School

Gates Theme

First place

Elizabeth Campbell

3

Walt Disney Elementary School

Gates Theme

Honorable mention

Evelyn Henderberg

5

Florence Brasser Elementary School

Elementary

First place

Kate Falk

5

Florence Brasser Elementary School

Elementary

Second place

Michelle McIntyre

5

Florence Brasser Elementary School

Elementary

Third place

Marwa Alshuaibi

5

Florence Brasser Elementary School

Elementary

Honorable mention

Anna Bella Stanton 

5

Florence Brasser Elementary School

Elementary

Honorable mention

Nick Dallo 

6

Gates Chili Middle School

Middle School

First place

Michael Ringelberg 

7

Gates Chili Middle School

Middle School

Second place

Lily McMenemy 

7

Gates Chili Middle School

Middle School

Third place

Bekithemba Sithole 

6

Gates Chili Middle School

Middle School

Honorable mention

Basheer Monassar 

6

Gates Chili Middle School

Middle School

Honorable mention

Katelyn Weeks

11

Gates Chili High School

High School

First place

Elizabeth Roote 

12

Gates Chili High School

High School

Second place

Giovanni Rodriguez 

9

Gates Chili High School

High School

Honorable mention

 

poetry contest winners

 

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