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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Clara Bossi, Myah Garrison Earn MCWS Poetry Out Loud HonorsClara Bossi, Myah Garrison Earn MCWS Poetry Out Loud Honors
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Junior Clara Bossi and senior Myah Garrison finished first and runner-up, respectively, in this year’s high school Poetry Out Loud competition. They were among seven finalists from the four grades, including: ninth grader Piper Staples, sophomores Emma Haims and Avery Jean, junior Finn Veerkamp and senior Adams Staples. These students advanced through the preliminary round […]

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Poetry Out Loud Finalists Selected Poetry Out Loud Finalists Selected
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Last week seven Maine Coast Waldorf students earned top honors in the preliminary round of the school’s Poetry Out Loud contest and advanced to the finals, to be held on Thursday, January 9, at 8:20 in the Downeast Room of the high school. Parents are welcome to attend. The seven students include ninth grader Piper […]

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High School Teacher’s Poem Nominated for Rhysling’s Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Poem Award High School Teacher’s Poem Nominated for Rhysling’s Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Poem Award
Monday, March 4, 2019

High School Humanities teacher, John Reinhart, had his poem, “Curse of Waccasassa Lagoon,” recently nominated for the Rhysling Award for best sci-fi/fantasy poem published in 2018. Though it originally appeared in Dreams & Nightmares, it has been reprinted online and you can read it here: http://talesmoonlitpath.com/poetry__trashed/reinhart/. According to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s […]

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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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Area High School Poets To Be Honored at 10th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Twenty high school poets have been selected as honorees at the upcoming 10th annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, to be held at Maine Coast Waldorf School on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m.  Two well-known Maine poets—Lee Sharkey and Linda Aldrich—collaborated to winnow a submission pool of nearly 120 entries down to the finalists. Three regional […]

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Maine Coast Waldorf Shines in Poetry Contests Maine Coast Waldorf Shines in Poetry Contests
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Seven Maine Coast students were among the 20 finalists selected by Merriconeag Poetry Festival co-judges and well-known Maine poets Lee Sharkey and Linda Aldrich.  The students—ninth grader Ava Teegarden, sophomores Isabel Konstantino, Wilson Haims, Finn Dierks-Brown, and seniors Cassandra Albano, Emma Goldberg-Courtney and Fiona Libby–will be honored at the Festival on Sunday, April 30. In […]

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