Saturday, April 21, 2012

8th Annual Haiku Festival Awards Ceremony: 28 April 2012 Harold Washington Library 9 AM

[Regina Harris Baiocchi]

Dear Poets, Parents and Teachers:
Congratulations and thank you for participating in our 8th Annual Haiku Festival. Attached are the commendations for 2012 Haiku Festival participants. This year we received over 1000 poems. We are grateful to all 55 Teachers from 28 different schools who participated. Please remind students and their families that Winners must be present to read their poems at the awards ceremony to collect prizes. Particulars follow:

8th Annual Haiku Festival Awards Ceremony: Saturday, 28 April 2012
Harold Washington Library Auditorium, 400 South State St., Chicago
9:00 AM Check-in (sound check, Poets families will be photographed)
10:00 AM Poetry Readings
Open Microphone for haiku submissions
Special Guests: Japanese Aoki Drummers, Pianist Camiah McNeal and
Valerie Wallace, author of Dictator’s Wifes Guide to Good Housekeeping
Max Bremer, age 14, grade 8, University of Chicago Lab School, (UCLS)
Alina Cui, age 13, grade 8, UCLS
Katherine Fennessey, age 13, grade 8, St. Christina
Janna George, age 11, grade 5, St. Francis Borgia
Kathleen Geronimo, age 11, grade 6, St. Bartholomew
Matt Hardt, age 13, grade 7, Jerling Junior High
Morgan Howell, age 14, grade 8, Amelia Earhart Elementary
Hannah Hughes, age 10, grade, St. Andrew Elementary
Deisi Kazazi, age 10, grade 5, St. Benedict

Odell Lawson, age 10, grade 5, Henry Nash Elementary
Phoebe Lincoln, age 14, grade 8, UCLS
Margaret Loch, age 13, grade 8, St. Robert Bellarmine
Viviana Luna, age 10, grade 5, Sacred Heart School - 96th Street

Ethan McManus, age 14, grade 8, UCLS
Alexandria Medina, age 10, grade 5, St. Viator
Lizett Muro, age 11, grade 6, Charles Gates Dawes Elementary

Olivia Perozo, age 14, grade 8, (UCLS)
Miriam Porras, age 12, grade 7, St. Daniel the Prophet
Akhil Raja, age 13, grade 7, UCLS
Max Roman, age 10, grade 5, St. Cornelius
James Rybarczyk, age 10, grade 4, High Point Elementary     
An Li Shan, age 12, grade 6, Henry Park Primary School
Nancy Tran, age 10, grade 5, John T. McCutcheon Elementar
Kimberry Wilborn, age 9, grade 4, Langston Hughes
Kierra Willis, age 14, grade 8, Kellogg Elementary
Isabela Zamora, age 11, grade 6, St. Bartholomew
Ms. Joann Serafin, St. Daniel the Prophet—Teacher & School of the Year
Please confirm that you received this message and ask students and parents to confirm that they will attend the Awards Program. Look forward to seeing each of you. Thanks for your patience. High kudos and congratulations!
Regina Baiocchi
Comment by email:

Dear Bill: Thanks for the posting information about our 8th Annual Haiku Festival Awards Program. Your help in getting out the word means the world to me and the children, parents and teachers who participate in our poetry festival. All the best…Regina Baiocchi

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