GHS students excel in local poetry contest


Mrs. Giancola

Kate Chudoba, Marketing Communications Manager of WNY United; Madison Boggs, sophomore; Beth Anzalone, Executive Director of WNY United; Violet Haring, freshman; Deputy Aaron Naegely, Erie County Sheriff’s Office; and Mary Jo Wood, Customer Experience Manger for Evans Bank gathered for a ceremony to honor winners in the Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest.

The Phoenix Staff

Two Gowanda High School students received awards in the Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest sponsored by WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse.

Sophomore Madison Boggs won first place for a poem titled “Why?”

Freshman Violet Haring won second place for a poem titled “The best choices to make in life are healthy ones.”

The students received their prizes during a ceremony December 6 at the State Police building on the Erie County Fairgrounds. If you visit the Festival of Lights, you can see the poems on display. You can also find them in the site’s Arts section under Creative Writing.