A Third MCWS Student Wins Plunkett Poetry Honors! A Third MCWS Student Wins Plunkett Poetry Honors!
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

We recently heard the news that junior Miles Winslow finished third in the in the state-wide Plunkett Poetry Festival, organized by the University of Maine at Augusta. That makes it a clean sweep for Maine Coast with Myah Garrison, Aniela Holtrop and Miles Winslow winning first, second, and third respectively. Congratulations, Miles! We have included […]

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More Poetry Honors! More Poetry Honors!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Over the years Maine Coast Waldorf students have earned a number of regional—and even national—honors for their poetry.  The string continues: we just heard that two current students, senior Myah Garrison and junior Aniela Holtrop, have finished first and second respectively in the state-wide Plunkett Poetry Festival, organized by the University of Maine at Augusta. […]

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Junior Aniela Holtrop is recognized by Smith College and Princeton University for her outstanding poem “Arpilleras.” Junior Aniela Holtrop is recognized by Smith College and Princeton University for her outstanding poem “Arpilleras.”
Monday, February 24, 2020

Junior Aniela Holtrop, a finalist for a state-wide Maine Literary Award last spring, has just been recognized by Smith College and Princeton University for her outstanding poem “Arpilleras.”  Her piece was awarded an honorable mention in Princeton’s Leonard Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Contest.  She was also among eight semi-finalists selected from hundreds of submissions […]

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Maine Coast Waldorf School Rising Senior Wins 2018 Maine Literary Award Maine Coast Waldorf School Rising Senior Wins 2018 Maine Literary Award
Thursday, June 28, 2018

At the 2018 Maine Literary Awards ceremony on June 14​th​, Maine Coast Waldorf School rising senior Wilson Haims won the Youth Short Works Category for her poem “Army of Songbirds.” (Her poem is included below.) The Maine Literary Awards is an annual state-wide competition sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. The 2018​ awards […]

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Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Falmouth junior Blake Knox earned the top prize at the Eleventh Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, held Sunday, April 29, at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport.  Blake’s poem, “Fickle Flames May Burn Brighter,” edged runner up Deering High School senior Janessa Roberts’ piece, entitled “I’m Problematic.”  Third place went to Morse High School senior Nina […]

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Twenty Area High School Poets to be Honored at 11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival Twenty Area High School Poets to be Honored at 11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Twenty high school poets have been selected as honorees at the upcoming Merriconeag Poetry Festival, to be held at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m.  Maine’s Poet Laureate, Stuart Kestenbaum, selected the finalists from a pool that included submissions from twenty area high schools. Four high schools placed multiple […]

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Augusta to Honor Maine Coast Waldorf School Poets! Augusta to Honor Maine Coast Waldorf School Poets!
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

For the second consecutive year, Maine Coast Waldorf High School Students swept the top prizes in The University of Maine at Augusta’s Plunkett Festival student poetry contest.  Junior Wilson Haims and sophomore Miles Lloyd earned first and second prize, respectively, and will be honored at the Festival’s evening program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April […]

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11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival 11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear Poetry-Lovers: We are pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival. The Festival arose out of the conviction that the untapped voices of student-poets in Maine deserve to be recognized.  During the past eight years, student-poets from over twenty-five schools—including Aucocisco, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Maine Girls Academy (formerly Catherine McAuley), Cheverus, Chop Point, […]

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Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Edward Little High School senior Barrak Abdraba earned the top prize at the Tenth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, held Sunday, April 30 at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport.  Abdraba, born in Iraq, wrote a poem entitled “A Message” that contained Arabic phrases as well as English, describing an immigrant family’s heartbreaking separation.   Second place […]

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