Three West Side Middle School eighth-level students were invited as youth finalists to the Discover, Inspire, Create: TMA Poetry Prize reception on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
A panel of judges reviewed and ranked each entry based on originality, form, language, grammatical skill, and the creative interpretation or reflection of writing.
Hazel Shanahan received an Honorable Mention, Skylar Sachs received 2nd place, and Lauren Metzger received the 1st place prize out of one hundred poetry submissions. Each student read their original poem which was inspired by a selected artwork. Well done, writers!
West Side Montessori is an independent, accredited Montessori school educating children 13 months through 8th grade (preschool, kindergarten, elementary school and middle school). We are one of the leading private schools in Toledo, and the nation.