April 1, 2017, 3 p.m.
SC State Library, 1500 Senate St., Columbia, SC
Pamela Hoppock, Coordinator
Attending & featured: author Jacqueline Woodson.
with author Jacqueline Woodson
There were nine judges. I judged the submissions from the 3rd graders, a rich assortment of poems consisting of about 90 entries. Then the three judges assigned to the elementary grades judged the top nine poems from grades 3-5. Thank you, students, for each poem--each flight of imagination--that I read! I look forward to attending tomorrow's ceremony to cheer your talents and efforts.
Out of more than 600 SC student entries in the contest, offered for students grade 3 - 12, there are nine winners.