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MUSC Septima P. Clark Poetry Contest

2019 Welcome and Winners of the Inaugural Septima P. Clark Poetry Contest!

Congratulations to our Winners!  Thank you to all the individuals that participated in and supported this program!  We look forward to another exciting submission cycle next year beginning in January 2020.  Be sure to check back for details!

Poems have been posted with permission from the authors.

 

Elementary School (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)

1st

Devyn

Perry

Hope

2nd

Ti'ler

Graham

Not Alone…Black Kid

3rd

Toni

Vick

Untitled (Miss Clark Known as a Queen)

 

Middle School (6th - 8th Grade)

1st

Carsyn

Smith

Being Black in America

2nd

Sydney

Lee

Feathers Are Not the Key to Flight

3rd

Auria

Jordan

We Are the Same

 

High School (9th - 12th Grade)

1st

Sydnei

Fleming

From My Window I See

2nd

Annabella

Weiskittel

Hidden Education

3rd

Ashley

Burgess

Victors

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Community Sponsors

We would like to thank our community sponsors for their support.  Our first place winners will receive prizes as listed below (prizes will also be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place winners):

  • Elementary School: Bicycle
  • Middle School: Hover Board
  • High School: Google Chromebook

2019 About the Inaugural Septima P. Clark Poetry Contest

The Septima P. Clark Poetry contest is coordinated by MUSC's Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity and the MUSC College of Health Professions in collaboration with Charleston’s First Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker. The poetry contest is open to youth in the community with categories for elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8), and high school (9-12) age students. Prizes will be available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category.

This contest honors Charleston native and civil rights advocate Septima P. Clark for her dedication to service, education, and equality.  As such, poems should feature these themes. Submissions will be open from February 1, 2019 thru April 1, 2019. Winning poems will be announced in late April 2019, and winners will be invited to read their poems at an on-campus event open to the public at MUSC on Friday, May 3, 2019.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Cristina Reyes Smith at smithcris@musc.edu or call at 843-792-0701.

SPC Poetry Contest Coordination Committee:

A partnership of the: