2021 Finalists

Announcing — the 2021 Youth Story Contest finalists!

Congratulations, everyone! All poems and films will be featured here on our website and social media through 2022. Prizes were awarded live at Tacoma Ocean Fest on June 6, 2021.

High School Poetry

1st Place: Maria Cortez (Foss)

2nd Place: Tara Ryan (Foss)

3rd Place: Bianka Roberts (Lincoln)

Finalists: Lucia Ayer (Bellarmine); Faye Ballerino (Curtis); Destiny Bird (Lincoln); Sequi Brown (Lincoln); Julia Cholerton (Bellarmine); Paige Dupree (Lincoln); D’Juan Houston (Lincoln); Hyeseung Lee (Bellarmine); Jenovic Luzolo (Lincoln); Kate Nelson (Lakes); Kaiya Quintero (Lincoln); Nelly Ramos Laguna (Bellarmine); Courtney Smith (Lincoln); Alaisea Tuitelau (Lincoln); Daniel Walker (Lincoln); Kiara Young (Lincoln)

Click on a poem below to open it and read.

Middle School Poetry

1st Place: Brooke Riley (Stewart)

2nd Place: Parker Caldwell (Meeker)

3rd Place: Mackenzie Walker (Truman)

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1st place middle school: Everett Hatfield

1st place high school: Myles Johnson