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Young Poets Featured at Dickinson Series

Six accomplished Gibraltar High School poets will read their poetry at 7 PM February 9 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ephraim. In addition to their poetry, these young people are multi-talented and bring the enthusiasm of youth to the Series!

Junior Brandon Bogenschütz has been involved in drama, forensics, school newspaper, show choir and math team. He hopes to study writing and literature in college. Brandon finds poetry and other forms of writing useful for expressing his opinions, observations, and emotions.

Sophomore Alexis Janssen is in Karate, track, cross country, and forensics. In college she would like to pursue writing and is presently working on a number of stories. Lexie characterizes her poetry as “quite random” and finds that it shifts between dark and happy emotions.

Sophomore Lena MacDonald likes theater, forensics, show choir and Ecology Club. While she has always enjoyed writing, this year Lena has developed an interest in poetry and song writing; she has found support from her family, school, and community.

Senior Rachel Mickelson participates in volleyball, track and field, student council and DECA. She will attend college this fall, but is undecided as to her major. Writing is one of Rachel’s favorite hobbies; she writes both to relax and to express her thoughts and feelings.

Senior Morgan Petersilka is active in Varsity Letter Club, National Honor Society, softball, and volleyball. She plans to study biomedical engineering in college. Morgan writes free verse, exploring issues and feelings that she encounters in her life.

Sophomore Caitlin Weber enjoys acting and cross-country. She plans to attend college, perhaps to study photography, psychology, acting, or computer science. Caitlin finds poetry to be one of the most beautiful arts and enjoys using words to express her feelings.

An open mic opportunity will follow the students’ presentations for others to share their works. Join the poets for a reception at the conclusion of the readings.

The Dickinson Poetry Series is held the second Wednesday each month offering an opportunity for both experienced and new poets to share their works. It is free and open to the public. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim.