April 4, 2017
Members of Dr. Deborah Herodes's poetry class have been
honored for their poetric prowess throughout the 2016-17 school year --
marking a total of 22 published poems featured in Teen Ink, a
national writing magazine celebrating the literary
accomplishments of students across the country.
Although Dr. Herodes has had a few poets from past years
represent both MCS and the distance learning programs she has
taught over the past 25 years, she called this year "an
"Nearly every week, one of my students has a poem selected as
the number one poem of the week, and nearly every month, two or
more of my students have had poems published in the monthly
magazine," Dr. Herodes said.
The upstairs hallway of Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School is
lined with student poems, ranging in difficulty from basic rhyme
and meter to iambic pentameter (as found in a Shakespearean
sonnet) and free verse (tightly edited poetry) with extended
Congratulations to this extraordinary group of poets and
poetesses in their endeavors to keep creativity alive.