Erie High Poets Win Contest

Mrs Trinkner encourages her students to enter writing contests and three EHS senior students won in the Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest presented by Columbine Poets and the National Federation Of State Poetry Societies, Inc.  EHS’ Lindsay Deaver took 1st Place in the contest for her poem Voyager 3.  Jaymeson Nelms claimed second prize for his poem I am From.  Olivia Stecina’s poem Identity won an honorable mention in the contest.  Congratulations, Tigers!   Mrs Trinkner also was named An Outstanding Colorado Educator!  The Outstanding Colorado Educator Award is presented to educators across the state of Colorado who have demonstrated a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals! 


Voyager 3by Lindsey Deaver I am mankindI am death, destruction, and all flavors of sorrowI have cast my net of ignorance, carelessness, and judgment across cultures and continents And have laid ruin to the four corners of the Earth, I am mankindI build bridges and wallsSociety, sovereignty, poverty, and apathyNations of terror, of sadness and chaosStates of generosity, inclusivity, and joyI make rules that shape entire peoplesAnd write sacred texts that guide livesWar and Terror are my companionsPeace and Calm are elusive friends, I am mankindI emerged millennium ago with 14 other cousinsAnd yet I remain the last one standing, For I am curiosityI am language, art, music, storytelling, and cultureI am adventure and exploration of what’s beyond the horizonI have the power of the pen, holding imagination and creationI am constantly learning, feeling, and playingAlways thinking of a better tomorrow, I am the child of a dark past and a bright futureHosting a grey presentAnd I send this message to the starsHoping you’ll call back, May you return the call and find me waitingOr else gaze upon my planet and weep.

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