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2023 Hopkins Contest Award Ceremony

May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Free

The event will be held in-person at High Low and also streamed live to this event page and to Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook page.

Saint Louis Poetry Center is thrilled to celebrate the winners of the 2023 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for High School Students, selected by our 2023 contest judge Allison Joseph. Students from high schools across the St. Louis metro area will come together to share their work with the wider community. Light refreshments will be served.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks when attending the awards ceremony in-person at High Low.

SPECIAL THANKS

The Hopkins Contest would not be possible without the efforts and support of volunteer contest coordinator and local poet Emily Koehn. Thank you!

2023 CONTEST WINNERS & HONORABLE MENTIONS

FIRST PLACE
Hira Ahmed, Parkway South High School
the motherland –

SECOND PLACE
Shangri-La Hou, John Burroughs School
Second Migration

THIRD PLACE
Ovya Diwakaran, Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Identity Series Poems, I and II

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Zayna Fakhani, Parkway South High School
Empire

Meg Handley, Nerinx Hall High School
Quilts

Shangri-La Hou, John Burroughs School
Sandia

Bethany Lai, Clayton High School
Xi Herculis

Mohini Mahajan, Clayton High School
A Floridian’s Pastoral: From Heat-Waves to Hieratic

High Low

3301 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103

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