shortcut to content
back to Port Byron School District home page

Port Byron News

image of angel espinosa

Port Byron Central School District fifth-grader Angel Espinosa won first place in a school poetry contest.

Gates student writes award-winning poem

A haiku written by A.A. Gates Elementary School fifth-grader Angel Espinosa recently earned top honors in the school's poetry contest.

Titled "Hope," Angel's haiku entry features three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. The contest was an assignment for all Port Byron Central School District third and sixth-graders as part of students’ computer literacy instruction.

School librarian Mrs. Melissa Beyel said the contest was a way of introducing students to Google Docs, a Web-based application in which documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited, shared and stored online. Each student composed a haiku using the application, and several compositions were recognized for their authenticity, structure and the experience it presents to its reader.

Angel won a first place award certificate for his haiku (read it below). Third-grader Myles McBride won second place and for his haiku, Noah Walter, a sixth-grader, placed third.


"Hope" by Angel Espinosa

The war will end soon
Men will rest in peace and light
Grass will grow in time