SWMS = Sturgis Williams Middle School
The second annual Sturgis Williams Middle School poetry contest was held recently, with the 20 best poems selected based on creativity and originality.
The winning writers were then treated to a hike to Poets Table near Harney Peak in Custer State Park. Those students were seventh-graders Gabby Bertalot, Jade Breidenbach, Elise Christian, Trevor Christman, Coy Fischer, Payton Hedderman, Kyran Houchin, A’Leia Kaski, Makayla Keffeler, Sam Kukla, Madison Maschino, Ryan Merwin, David Musilek, Dalton Niehaus, Kiara Rath, Thor Sundstrom and Taylor Tobias, and eighth-graders Joe Boyd, Delainey Kronmiller and Seema Rhodes.
“This hike both challenged and rewarded the students,” said reading teacher Teresa Mumm. “We had no time limit on reaching the top, so we took our time enjoying each step of the climb. At the top we were welcomed by Poets Table – a table, chairs and shelf and other natural rock seats from which to enjoy the view of the area, to write and reflect.”