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Award Ceremony Will Be Held Feb. 23
U.Va.

Art Museum Announces Winners Of The
Writer’s Eye 16th Annual Poetry And Prose Competition

January 14, 2002-- The University of Virginia Art Museum announces the winners of the 16th annual Writer’s Eye competition, a program organized by museum docents. Participants from third-graders to adults submitted original prose and poetry compositions inspired by selected works on view in the museum.

Winners will read their compositions at an awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room l53. A reception will follow in the museum.

Also during this event, judges Susan Hitchcock and Stephen Cushman will discuss their selection of first place entries in the high school and university/adult categories

This year’s program was made possible with the support of Howell Press, which donated the publishing of the Writer’s Eye “Anthology,” Barnes & Noble and Lexis Nexus.

Winners will also read their entries during the Festival of the Book at Barnes and Noble, Barracks Road Shopping Center, on March 19 at 6 p.m.

Winners are as follows:

Grades 3-5, Poetry
First: Sarah Mary Goldfarb, Walker Upper Elementary School
Second: Emily Moffett, Brownsville Elementary School
Third (tie): Zoe Ackerman, Village School
Candice Roland, Virginia L. Murray Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Kristen Bicknell, Cale Elementary School

Grades 3-5, Prose
First: Emily Berg, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
Second: Joshua Scharf, Venable Elementary School
Third: Neil Branch, Virginia L. Murray Elementary School
Honorable Mentions: Virginia Mead, Virginia L. Murray Elementary School
Linge Sun, Greer Elementary School
Leah Catherine Kessenich, Nathaneal Greene Elementary School

Grades 6-8 Poetry
First: Natalie Goldfarb, Buford Middle School
Second: Josephine Blount, Tandem Friends School
Third: Paul Michel, Jackson P. Burley Middle School
Honorable Mention: Molly Marx, J. T. Henley Middle School

Grades 6-8 Prose
First: Dakota Cox, Grymes Memorial School
Second: William Gillespie, Jackson P. Burley Middle School
Third: Beth Foster, Jack Jouett Middle School
Honorable Mention: Garner Takahashi-Morris, Buford Middle School
Kaitlyn Potter, Walton Middle School

Grades 9-12, Prose
First: Thomas Moruza, Charlottesville High School
Second: Stefan Hench, Charlottesville High School
Third: Alison Kilian, Charlottesville High School
Honorable Mention: Lauren E. Walker, Homeschools ACT
Emily Quanbeck, Charlottesville High School
Keith Groomes, Charlottesville High School

Grades 9-12, Poetry
First: Claire Whitenack, Albemarle High School
Second: Jocelyn Spaar, Charlottesville High School
Third: Meg Lally, Charlottesville High School
Honorable Mention: Alex Chase-Levenson, Charlottesville High School
Avery Lawrence, Charlottesville High School
Jameson Zimmer, Renaissance School

University/Adult, Prose
First: Jennifer Whitenack
Second: Adrienne So
Third: Marjorie W. Shepherd
Honorable Mention: Anya Johnson
Karen J. Ratzlaff
Stephen Keach

University/Adult, Poetry
First: Don Whitenack
Second: Catherine W. Glover
Third: James Nohrnberg

For details, contact the museum’s education department at (434) 924-7458.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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