2017 Poetry Contest

2017 Poetry Contest Results

The annual Avon Old Farms Poetry Recitation Contest took place Friday, March 3, in front of a full house in The Susan Casey Brown Auditorium.

The Poetry Recitation Contest is part of the English curriculum during which each student at Avon recites a poem of his choice over the course of the winter term. Winners from each English section then compete and a winner for each grade is selected. And, for the first time, one class had two representatives advance to the final competition after judges encountered a tie at the class-level competition. This year, the following boys were selected to represent their respective classes in the final contest:

Connor Preen '17 - For What Binds Us by Jane Hirschfield

Drew Liptrot '18 - Animula by T.S. Eliot

Feng Lu '19 - When Does the Full Moon Appear by Shi Su

Polam Fung '20 - The Joy of Little Things by Robert William Service

Lucas Schmidt '20 - The Wood Pile by Robert Frost

We are proud to announce that Drew Liptrot is the winner for 2017 and congratulate him on this accomplishment!

Watch it here.