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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Reading & Writing With Teacher Corey.


Girls Run The World met this Tuesday and experimented with Blackout Poetry. If you remember from earlier assignments, this form of poetry allows you to use a text that is already printed and find your poem within it. This is one of my favorites from the evening. I will attempt to post a few each week with their scanned originals.

The stanza that reads, “I shut my eyes, I picture grandchildren someday” is so well crafted and emotionally charged. I am proud of the girls and their hard work.


My sister
decided not to

kind people
imagined things
a burning desire
crisscrossed the globe
each thing had a purpose
only to bring beauty into
our life.

lovingly swirls of
colors in paint-stained handprint
would have to go

I shut my eyes
I picture
grandchildren someday.

Things I miss are
my belonginings
create a whole home.

I will…

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PoetryWITS 2013 Student Winners


Congratulations to the 2013 Montgomery County Poet Laureate Youth contest winners! On Saturday, April 13, poets ranging from first through twelfth grade took the stage at Musehouse in Chestnut Hill to share their work with family and friends. Be sure to pick up a copy of the summer issue of PS, Junior to read their winning entries! Pictured (front row, from left): Priya Padhye; Zachary Porter; Hana Kenworthy; and Addy Deloffre; (back row, from left): Leanne Siorek; Erin Farrell; and Haley Gordon. Not shown: Jaycie Clerico and Matthew Kolosick.  Photo by Julie Leva.

Widener University’s FreshBaked Theatre Company presents Robin Hood!

The FreshBaked Theatre Company of Widener University will present “Robin Hood” for young audiences on Sunday, April 14, and Saturday, April 20 both at 3 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium on Widener’s Main Campus in Chester, PA. The play is for ages 5 and up, and the running time is 45 minutes.

Admission is by free will cash donations- all funds benefiting the Bernardine Center Food Pantry.

This interpretation of “Robin Hood” is fun for all ages, and takes kids on an adventure through Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood, Little John, and all of their merry friends. Audience members can participate throughout the show and may just become part of Robin’s rowdy band or archers in an archery contest! With live music performed by Widener students and faculty, the FreshBaked Theatre always puts out a fun show for all.

Featuring Widener students Michelle Callaghan, Courtney Corbitt, Autumn Heisler, Ruby Knipe, Chara Kramer, Viraga Perera, Bridgitte Saverine and Kimberly Vogel; Widener University staff members Dr. John Serembus, Rob Reutter and Michael Kelley; Stage manager Mary Halbur. The play is directed by Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale with technical assistance by Daniel Castagna.

For more information contact director Lisa Cocchiarale at


Photo Caption: Viraga Perera as Robin Hood and Rob Reutter as Little John act out a scene from “Robin Hood.”




Young writers are popping up all over the place! Contrary to popular belief that being published and winning writing contests is for “older and experienced writers,” check out these kids and teens who won the Poetry Wits 2013 Montgomery County Youth Poetry Contest! The link is right below:


If you have written poetry or any kind of story and are looking for ways to get it out into the world, try searching online for “Writing Contests” and put in your age group. Best of luck, and happy writing!