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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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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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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Theme Days in the High School Theme Days in the High School
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Just before Thanksgiving break, the high school set aside three days of regularly scheduled classes and dived into an artistic exploration of identity and self-expression. We heard from the gay-straight alliance GLSEN on Monday morning and then worked with four professional artists – Penelope Wendtlandt (dance/body percussion), Marjolaine Whittlesey (poetry/creative writing), Rene Johnson (drama/improvisation), and Tom […]

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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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David Sloan to Read his Poetry at Longfellow Books
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Maine Coast Waldorf High School Humanities teacher David Sloan will be reading from his poetry collection, The Irresistible In-Between at Longfellow Books in Portland on March 18th at 6 pm. Mr. Sloan, who was a 2016 winner of the Maine Literary Awards Short Works Competition, will read along with two other winners from the competition, Penny Guisinger (nonfiction) and Douglas W. […]

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