Week One Poetry Winners Announced in “Art Connects” Virtual Student Arts Competition

A total of 525 submissions from every school district in Riverside County poetically addressed the theme “Expressions of Change.” Visual Arts winners set for announcement next week. Dance competition submissions open through April 14.

RIVERSIDE – More than 500 students from hundreds of public, private, charter, and home school locations throughout Riverside County submitted original poetry during the first week of Art Connects, the virtual student arts competition recently launched by the Riverside County Office of Education.

First place winners in the first week of competition (poetry) include:

TK – 2nd Grade Category
Camryn Yazarlou
1st Grade
Paloma Elementary School
Temecula Valley Unified School District
3rd – 5th Grade Category
Elizabeth Pudussery
4th Grade
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Riverside Unified School District
6th – 8th Grade Category
Zachary Brasher
7th Grade
Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School
Corona-Norco Unified School District
9th – 12th Grade Category
Xuan-Anh Ly Biggs
9th Grade
Poly High School
Riverside Unified School District
For the full list of all 32 honorees, and to view the award-winning submissions, visit the Art Connects Poetry Gallery.