Inspiring Young Writers

This is my second year of having my students enter in the Creative Communication Poetry Contest. This year, I had 20 students get their poems published. All my students who entered and were published were super excited! Those that entered in the fall and didn't get published, tried again in the Spring. Students who are not confident in their writing felt very accomplished when their poem was selected to be published! What an amazing way to inspire young students to try something new, to never give up, and to believe in themselves! As a professional, I am very excited to apply for my first grant and hope to be awarded it to help my students to enjoy writing even more! Thank you Creative Communications!

Julie Mauder

Boyce Middle School, Pennsylvania