Published Poets of I.S. 220

posted Jan 20, 2015, 8:37 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

In the fall of 2014, students at John J. Pershing were given an opportunity to enter the Creative Communications Poetic Power poetry contest.  Assistant Principal, Dr. Melucci brought this contest to the school’s attention.  In her years as a former middle school ELA teacher, Dr. Melucci had her own students enter this contest and become published poets. 


In the fall of 2014, Pershing students submitted an original poem for a chance at publication and cash prizes.  In the winter of 2015, Mrs. Jennifer Mariano’s  ELA students Tina Dinh and Tony Weng were notified of their acceptance for publication!  These two 7th grade students are now published poets!