Marcus Garvey Cup Prize For Poetry 2017-18 'Belonging'
On Thursday 4th January we announced Medha Raketla as our winner of the Marcus Garvey Cup prize for poetry this year. Unlike in previous years the overall winner, year group winners and year group runners up were only announced after each of the 20 finalists had read their poem to the audience. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the students that entered this year's competition and to congratulate all of the finalists. On the right is Medha's winning poem "Perhaps" and a list of all the prize winning places.
Medha Raketla - Overall winner
Heli Patel - year 7 winner
Emma Fair- year 8 winner
Eva Spurgeon - year 10 winner
Louise Fair - year 11 winner
Juliet Connolly - year 12 winner
Daiyaan Din - year 7 runner up
Aminah Takroni & Yasmin Omar - year 8 runners up
Elia Yousf & Anolie Vithanage - year 10 runners up
Sharleen Opiah & Liana Chowdhury - year 11 runners up
Kai Hypolite-Sealy - year 12 runner up
Marcus Garvey Poetry Evening
Whitmore High School’s level of poetry is getting higher and higher as this has brought some amazing pieces. The theme this year was BELONGING. The participants had various interpretations of this theme. With the help of Anthony Anaxagorou, who helped to improve and further better the minds of our talented young poets, we improved and critically analysed our poems to refine the diamonds in the rough. All participants had a great time whilst in the workshop with Anthony and saw sides of poetry that they themselves couldn’t interpret previously. We also worked on performance skills and different ways to present our intricate and personal pieces. Many friends, family and teachers of the competitors came to watch and the drama studio was packed, with eager listerners.
WELL DONE to all this year’s entries and to this year’s overall winner Medha Raketla
There have been many entries this year and we hope that there will be even more next time!
By Kai Maliq Hypolite-Sealy 12AN