An accomplished group of young poets from Gibraltar High School are featured at the Dickinson Series reading on February 8 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Now in its third year, Youth Poetry Night has become an annual tradition for the UU poetry series.
This fine group of poets was identified and prepared by Lauren Bremer, an English teacher at the school:
Gibraltar senior and Egg Harbor resident Brandon Bogenschütz finds passion in the many forms of art. He has taken advantage of any opportunity to act in the wonderful theater program at Gibraltar High School, taking part in One Act, Forensics, and the High School play/musical, for all four years of high school. In addition to theater, he enjoys music and writing, which he not only does through show choir (Vocalocity) and newspaper (The Viking Voice), but with his several musical groups and by himself in his free time. Poetry takes up much of this free time because Brandon finds peace in its rhythmic flow of language which provides imagery and insight that can captivate and inspire. He intends to attend UW Stevens Point to major in Musical Theater or Acting, depending on the results of his upcoming auditions for each. He states, “If a career in the arts doesn’t culminate, there is always the fallback of starting a coffee/sandwich shop with karaoke nights Thursdays and Saturdays at 7, in Seattle, WA.”
Hope Bogenschutz is a senior at Gibraltar High School. She comes from a loving family who inspire her beyond belief. She lives in Egg Harbor where she likes to read and play with her dog, Cooper. Hope thanks all of her teachers for their support and efforts in helping her succeed.
Katelaine (Katie) Buske is a senior this year at Gibraltar. She enjoys writing lyrical poetry that could be put to song. This year, Katie is performing in Door County Idol as a competitor and also is Assistant Directing for the school musical. Past accomplishments include a trip for her Seussical cast to the One Act State competition, Forensics, a role as Yente in Fiddler on the Roof, and many writing accomplishments such as writing articles for the Fish Creek Noble House and the Viking Voice as their Web Editor.
Anya Kopischke was born a melancholic. She says that growing up in a Waldorf school awakened a deep passion for poetry within her. Now a junior at Gibraltar HS, Anya is a busy girl: dividing her time between theatre, music, art, and writing. In her free time, Anya enjoys pondering the mysteries of the universe and having a good laugh with some friends.
Alicia Mickelson lives in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, and is a junior at Gibraltar High School. She has enjoyed writing poetry since her first memorable experiences with it in fourth grade. She writes about anything that sparks her imagination, though mostly about her life experiences. When not writing poetry, she enjoys reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, drawing, wasting time on the internet, and spending time with her friends and wonderful mother.
Taylor Syers is currently a senior at Gibraltar High School and was born in Barrington, Illinois. She moved to Door County upon her grandfather’s death in 2001. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the nature around her. She also enjoys writing poetry. Her influence in her writing is often times nature and natural human emotions. In the fall, Taylor will be attending either UW Stevens Point or UW Eau Claire to pursue a Broad Field Social Studies major.
Jasper Whalen is a man of few but remarkable words. He has as much talent for mathematics as for making people laugh; that is to say that he is fond of both. He is a native of Sturgeon Bay and enjoys the small joys of life, such as birds and chocolate.
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The Dickinson Poetry Series is presented by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County on the second Wednesday of every month. A reception follows the readings affording an opportunity to meet the poets. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The UUFDC is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. For more information, call (920) 854-7559.