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Sokol High School Literary Awards

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Sokol High School Literary Awards. The awards ceremony, with readings and a reception, will be on Thursday, May 4 at 4pm in Kate Gleason Auditorium of Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester NY. The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rebecca Fuss at 585-428-8350 or email Rebecca.Fuss@library web.org.

  

Poetry First Prize

Pho

Kathy Nguyen

Webster Schroeder High School, Grade 11

 

Poetry Second Prize

Reverse

Hannah DeChalais

Webster Schroeder High School, Grade 10

 

Poetry Third Prize

Decision

Nandi Jeffries

School of the Arts, Grade 12

 

Prose First Prize

Reflection

Rachel Roof

Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, Grade 10

 

Prose Second Prize

The End

Kyra Majewski

School of the Arts, Grade 11

 

Prose Third Prize

Corpses

Meena Potter

Pittsford-Sutherland High School, Grade 10

 

Performance Prize

Why

Nasmere Johnson

School of the Arts, Grade 11

 

Thank you to all who entered the 2017 contest. 

View the Sokol informational flyer here.        

Read the Frequently Asked Questions here.

 

Since 1958, the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library has sponsored a creative writing contest for high school students in grades nine through twelve. In 1985, Mr. & Mrs. Eli and Mildred Sokol established an endowment, through the Community Foundation, that makes it possible for us to award monetary prizes to the winners and honoraria to the judges. We are pleased to offer a special performance prize in addition to the traditional prose and poetry prizes. Through the Sokols' foresight and generosity, the Friends & Foundation of RPL will be able to encourage young writers for generations to come. 

Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and Drake Memorial Library of The College at Brockport are excited to partner to host winning submissions of the Sokol High School Literary Awards on Digital Commons @ Brockport, an online, open access repository of scholarly and creative works by the community. See the winning entries here.







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