GNA School District well represented in Fine Arts Fiesta poetry contest


Six students from the Greater Nanticoke Area Educational Center were finalists in the annual Fine Arts Fiesta Poetry Contest. They each received a certificate from The Wyoming Valley Poetry Society and were invited to read their poems to the public on May 20 on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Their poems were submitted by their reading teachers, Mrs. Lisa Kapral and Mrs. Carol Hromisin. Among the sixth-graders, Jenna Thomas won first place for her poem “My Grandma;” Rylie Lewis took second place for “Teardrop;” and Ryan Kenney and Kiersten Johnson received honorable mentions for their respective poems, “Family” and “Try.” Seventh-grader Nicholas Neipert took first place for “Along the Way.” and seventh-grader Maura Jenceleski received an honorable mention for “Raindrops and Rose Petals.” Shown are, first row: Jenna Thomas, Ryan Kenney, Kiersten Johnson. Second row: Rylie Lewis, Maura Jenceleski, Nicholas Neipert.