Fifteen students across the division were selected as finalists for the 25th Annual Anne Spencer Poetry Contest, and they read their poems before a live audience in October.
Winners were selected from three different grade levels.
Tyree Carter, a 12th grader at Fort Hill Community School, was the winner of the 9th-12th grade division.
Serenity Patterson won the 4th-8th grade division. Serenity is an 8th-grade student at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation.
Campbell Howard was the winner of the Kindergarten through 3rd grade group. Campbell is a 3rd-grade student from R. S. Payne Elementary School.