CSU–Pueblo announces winners of women’s poetry contest


Female poets from throughout Southern Colorado recently competed in the 14th annual Women’s Poetry Contest sponsored by the Colorado State University – Pueblo Women’s Studies Program and Department of English and Foreign Languages. The winners were announced at the annual Evening of Women’s Poetry at CSU-Pueblo on March 17 at CSU-Pueblo. The contest, judged by Kim McKee, four times winner of international Celtic songwriting contests, and national champion on the mountain dulcimer, consisted of four divisions – middle school, high school, college, and open.

Winners in each division received $25 (1st place), $15 (2nd place), and $10 (3rd place). Winning Entries, including honorable mentions, will be published in the Southern Colorado Women’s Poetry Series.

Winners in the various divisions were:

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION
1st place: Anne Bennett, Pueblo, Pueblo School of Arts and Sciences (PSAS)
2nd place: Devon Pierce, Pueblo, Freed
3rd place: Erica Sanchez, Pueblo, Bessemer Academy

Honorable Mention: Brittany Hellyer and Bridget Habich, Pueblo, Vineland M.S.; Kaylee Guillen, PSAS; Amanda Morse, Colorado Springs, The Colorado Springs School

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
1st place: Jennifer Johnston, Pueblo, East High School
2nd place: Chris Monroe, Pueblo, Centennial High School
3rd place: Emiliana Pando, Pueblo, Central High School

Honorable Mention: Rebekah Huff, Pueblo, East High
Sarah Willson, Pueblo, East High
Jerica Khosla, Pueblo, South High
Stephanie Truong, Pueblo, East High

COLLEGE DIVISION
1st place (tie): Joette Ucar, CSU-Pueblo, Pueblo
Juliana Fatula, CSU-Pueblo, Canon City
2nd place: Eryn Rieple, CSU-Ft. Collins, Larkspur
3rd place: Kiersten Yani, CSU-Pueblo, Pueblo

Honorable Mentions: Olivia Cracvin, Pueblo
(all CSU-Pueblo) Rhonda Turner, Pueblo
Marie Maes, Pueblo

OPEN DIVISION
1st place: Jordanna Perry, Pueblo
2nd place: Betty Marvel (Bernardi), Pueblo
3rd place: Patricia Florez, Sugar City
Honorable mention: Neely Cardinal, Pueblo
Karen Emanuelson, Colorado Springs
Barbara Ford, Poncha Springs

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