Each March, schools and universities around the country celebrate and bring awareness to STEM disciplines—including their strong integration with the arts—through SciFest programs in their communities. This year, 10 VES students in Jason Knebel’s AP English Language & Composition classes entered their poetry into the Randolph College SciFest Poetry Contest, which invites K-12 students in the area to submit science or math-themed poems for judging and a celebratory night of poetry reading and awards. The top three poems in each grade are published in a book.
Drumroll, please… VES swept not only the 11th grade, but took home the top three prizes in the High School category! Juniors Briony Zhao (“a ballade”), Julianna Sigler (“Golden Honey Drips”) and Alida Tang (“Buoyancy”) took first, second and third respectively. Congratulations to Mr. Knebel and his students for their creativity and writing prowess!