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Junior Poetry winner, Aron Lestas, and runners up Euan Simpson, Lisa Marie Benson, Savannah Corbett and Katie Mulholland - View Full Size Image
Junior Poetry winner, Aron Lestas, and runners up Euan Simpson, Lisa Marie Benson, Savannah Corbett and Katie Mulholland
Oonagh Rafferty, winner of the GCSE Section of the Poetry Competition - View Full Size Image
Oonagh Rafferty, winner of the GCSE Section of the Poetry Competition
Sixth Form Winner, Philip Doherty, and runner-up, Cain McKendry, congratulated by College Principal Mr M. James - View Full Size Image
Sixth Form Winner, Philip Doherty, and runner-up, Cain McKendry, congratulated by College Principal Mr M. James
17/11/2015 LORETO COLLEGE REWARDS PROMISING POETS

Loreto College held a Poetry Competition to celebrate National Poetry Day in October, with students invited to write poetry on any aspect of the theme of Light.  Recently, winners of this school-wide competition were rewarded at College Assembly.

The Year 8-10 Section was won by Aron Lestas (Year 9).  In second place were Lisa Marie Benson (Year 8) and Euan Simpson (Year 8), while in third place were Savannah Corbett (Year 10) and Katie Mulholland (Year 8). The Year 11-12 Section was won by Oonagh Rafferty (Year 11), while the Sixth Form Section was won by Philip Doherty (Year 13) with Cain McKendry (Year 13) runner-up.

Mrs Caragh Little, Head of English at Loreto College, who chaired the adjudicating committee, commented that the standard of entries had been very strikingly high, adding that the final adjudication had been difficult with so many outstanding poems to choose from. All the poets were congratulated by Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, and commended on their effort, enthusiasm and talent in entering such outstanding poems for this tightly-contested competition.