Riley Hughes award winning poet

Katie Holme, Staff Reporter

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Creativity flows into the minds of students while creating their contest entries for the annual Vision and Voice poetry contest. This year, Bowie took the top spots in the 9th, 11th, and 12th grade categories. Junior Riley Hughes was one of the students awarded for her poem.

“My poem uses eyes as a metaphor to compare how people see each other,” Hughes said. “I decided to write about it because I had an experience where the differences between two people who had so much in common was incredibly profound.”

The entry process includes creating a piece of poetry, submitting it to Vision and Voice through a teacher or their website, and waiting for the results of judges at ACC to award titles. Hughes used many literary elements to create her piece, while finding pride in her work.

“I think my poem qualifies for an award because I spent a lot of time making it into what I wanted it to be,” Hughes said. “My favorite part of this experience was the submission process because I had felt hopeful and proud of myself.”

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