Tinian school names poetry contest winners


Tinian Elementary School’s students, teachers, PTSA officer, and administrators gathered in the school cafeteria last Friday, Feb. 23, and recognized the winners of the annual Valentine’s Day poetry contest from each class.

The contest was a one-week competition that lasted from Feb. 6 to Feb. 12.

The winners are: 1A, Amina Hossain; 1B, Austin Muna; 2A, Galyug Untalan; 3A, John Sablan; 3B, Katie Lizama; 3B, Katie Lizama; 4B, Edmar Tirona; 5A, Stephanie Diaz; 5B, Maria Kaelonie Barcinas; 6A, Augustin Palacios; and 6B, Troy Cabarles.

Teachers from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade judged the best poems written by students from 4th to 6th grade classes, while teachers from 4th to 6th grades judged the best poems written by students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes.

There were 12 winners and each student was recognized and awarded a gift certificate for two scoops of ice cream and a bag of candy.

The Valentine’s Day poetry contest is an annual event at Tinian Elementary School, scheduled by the English Language Acquisition Committee in an effort to increase students reading and writing skills, with Mrs. Safer coordinating the event annually and she had been donating the prizes for the students.

It is the committee’s hope that allowing the students to express themselves through different medium will boost the school’s reading and writing scores. (PR)

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