MAKAWAO - Four Seabury Hall 6th-graders placed among the top five in the statewide Star Poets competition - J.D. Pells, Caroline Slate, Sydney Walker and Kano Watanabe. Two additional Seabury Hall 6th-graders, Hunter Cella and Shelby Ferrier, received honorable mention.
The students recited their poems at an awards ceremony held May 27 at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.
The Star Poets competition is a project of Windward Community College, the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and the Hawai'i Writing Project. The contest draws thousands of entries from schools across the state each year.
Seabury Hall 6th-graders pose with their English teacher, Gayle Martelles. The students recently competed in the statewide Star Poets competition. Pictured are Kano Watanabe (front row from left), Sydney Walker, Shelby Ferrier and Caroline Slate, Hunter Cella (second row from left) and J.D. Pells.
Under the guidance of 6th-grade English teacher Gayle Martelles, Seabury Hall has had students selected as statewide top poets for 10 consecutive years.