Fellsmere Elementary School – Elementary Photo Contest Winner
Celebrate Literacy Week 2017 has passed, but the winners of local contests are still being rewarded. This year the theme was “Literacy Changes Our World”. Gift card prizes are being awarded to first and second place winners in each category. The school photography contest provided each school with the opportunity to submit one photograph that BEST illustrates students, teachers and staff celebrating literacy. A big "Thank You" to all the schools and students who submitted contest entries. And, a special thanks to Books-A-Million in Vero Beach for their continued support of literacy events across the district.
Sebastian River Middle School - Secondary Photo Contest Winner
First Place, Hadlee Caskeys, 4th grade
RJ Palacio story
August doesn’t care
When all the people stare
He isn’t perfect with fluffy lace
But he wonders where did I get my face
First Place, By Miriam Castro, 6th Grade
THE LAND REMEMBERED
A boy with his family
struggling to survive.
Little did he know
they all would thrive.
The boy found love.
The girl found him,
together their was a bond
that lies within
Together they married.
Father soon to thrive.
All but one
would have wonderful lives
Soon with a son
They learned to grow cattle.
Little did they know,
they would have to battle.
A battle for life
The son falling in love
Parents slowly dying
But she, she was above
There was a great wave
that would soon hit the town.
All trying to survive
First Place, Ericka Thimmer, 8th Grade
I watch and I listen
I look at me cell’s grey walls and see nothing
I don’t remember what it looks like when the sun used to glisten
I have given up the idea of running
I will never be free for no one is coming
I have no one to hear me plea
I am here because I made the mistake of touching.
My touch is lethal
Everyone I touch dies
Since I have no one to talk to, I keep my journal
I cannot forget these cries.
I want to say I’m good and not a monster but I know these are lies
I cannot touch thee
The faces of pain and fear stay ingrained in my eyes.
I have had no one to talk to
Someone else is here
Oh his eyes that are so blue
I remember him it’s so clear
Our love for each other grows each year
I have a reason to keep going now and so does he
We are together at last and I start to tear.
He is the only thing I have to lose
We run, we escape, we are free
This is what I choose.