Transcribed from Jemez Thunder, May 1, 2001
All classrooms at Jemez Valley Schools were invited to submit poems, and 20 students were selected as winners in this year’s student poetry contest. A panel of judges chose a winner from each classroom, and each winner was awarded a gift certificate for free beverage and dessert, courtesy of the Laughing Lizard Cafe. Sixteen of the winners read their poems at the Open Mike Poetry Reading at the Lizard on April 25.
Winners were Jasmine Lovato and Auriel Trujillo (tie), kindergarten; Angelica Romero, Garret Stash and Emily Jaramillo (tie), first grade; Garrett Barber and Nickolas Colon, second grade; Corina Trujillo. Richard Gentry and Mary Peifer (tie), third grade; Liz Paez and Leroy Trujillo, fourth grade; Loretta Stacy, ﬁfth grade; Mariah Gonzales, sixth grade; Keith Panama, seventh grade; Nadine Jaramillo and Tina Archuleta, eighth grade; Colin Ramsey, ninth grade; Patricia Garcia, tenth grade; Janice Tosa, eleventh grade.
Judges were Ted Greer. Judith Isaacs, Margaret May and Sam Rivera for elementary and mid-school, and John Cook, Ted Greer and Judith Isaacs for high school.