Teen Poetry Contest Winners
2000

Grades 6 through 10

First Place

Untitled, Margo Chervony, Lincoln Junior High

Second Place

Untitled, Kevin Michelson-Kelly, Niles North High School

Third Place

THE FINAL HUNT, Marina Braginsky, Niles North High School

Honorable Mentions

Untitled, Pavia Brown, Timber Ridge School

Water Child, Jessica Ruth Katz, Sager Solomon Schechter Middle School

Ancestor's Dance, Jennifer Murphy, Niles North High School

The Living Prairie, Sarah Sheikh, McCracken Middle School

Grades 11 and 12

First Place

Stupid, Tamar Rubin, Niles North High School

Second Place

Autumn Disordered, Maureen Jacob, Niles North High School

Third Place

El Bus, Ben Guezentsvey, Niles North High School

Honorable Mentions

Once Upon a Child, Lauren Anthony, Niles North High School

The Lady of Darkness, Lindsay Handler, Niles West High School

Midnight Highway: Arkansas, Maureen Jacob, Niles North High School

Message in a bottle, Laura Stewart, Niles North High School

You may also want to take a look at the list of winning poems from the 1999 Teen Poetry Contest!

You can find more poetry written by teens on the Teen Ink website