Event

Creative Writing Challenge

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Leopold’s Ice Cream's 3rd Annual Creative Writing Challenge has come to a close. In honor of Black History Month, area students were challenged to write a poem in any format. They were asked to include words pertaining to Black History from a list compiled by Live Oak Public Libraries staff. The entries were judged on creativity and clever use of the required words. With the invaluable help of our friends at the library, we narrowed down the entries to the winners and finalists shown below.


K-2 Winners:
1. Elijah Vaz : Celebrate Black History Month
West Chatham Elementary -1st Grade

2. T. Simmons Key: The Jazz Poem
Heard Elementary - 1st Grade

3. Elijah Vaz: Black History Month Here I Come!
West Chatham Elementary - 1st Grade


3-5 Winners:
1. Faith Lynn Mask: We Have Justice
Home Schooled - 4th Grade

2. Jacob Andrew Woodcock: Working Nights and Days
Gould Elementary - 4th Grade

3. Zion S. Green: Thank You Rosa
Butler Elementary School - 3rd Grade

6-8 Winners:
1. Patrick Hightower: Overcome
ILN - 8th Grade

2. Aisling Hill: Hope for Happiness
Garrison - 6th Grade

3. Annie Bordeaux: Black History Haikus
Charles Ellis - 6th Grade

Each of the first place winners will receive an ice cream party for their class and Live Oak Public Libraries goodie bags. Second place winners will receive $20 Leopold’s Ice Cream gift certificates. Third place winners will receive $10 Leopold’s Ice Cream gift certificates. In addition, the winners will be special guests at the Savannah City Council Meeting on March 21 where they will read their poems for attendees including Mayor Edna Jackson and members of City Council. Of course, as is tradition when Leopold’s make an appearance, ice cream will be served to celebrate the occasion.