Third-grader Andrew Weitz of Westchester has been honored by the Weekly Reader for submitting a poem it describes as “one of the ten best in the nation” in a nationwide contest that saw over a thousand submissions.
“The contest gave students a great opportunity to express themselves through poetry,” said Weekly Reader Edition 3 associated editor Rachelle Kreisman. “We received so many wonderful poems. It wasn’t easy choosing the top ten.”
The winning students are having their work published on the Weekly Reader Web site, www.weeklyreader.com and will receive T-shirts and copies of the World Almanac for Kids.
Andrew’s poem follows:
Spring is the season when
petals of love bloom with
redeeming grace, because
in the flowers, there’s a sweet
nectar, which holds a
generous, forgiving day.