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Annual festival celebrates student poetry

Guest Speaker David Nyquist announces the Convent High School Poetry competition winner, Celeste Roam. Winners were told to stand so they could be recognized by their peers.

Olivia Rounsaville, Reporter

April 29, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students read original works and the English department announced winners of the annual poetry competition at the  Poetry Festival in the Syufy Theatre on April 30 celebrating National Poetry Month. The all-school winner was freshmen Celeste Roam for Convent High School and freshman ...

Sophomore English classes prepare for annual poetry festival

Sophomore Halsey Williamson proofreads her poem before submitting it to English teacher Angelica Allen for the annual poetry festival. All students are required to submit 1 to 2 poems before Friday, April 5th.

Grace Krumplitsch, Reporter

April 1, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomore English classes spent class time on Monday writing various haikus, limericks, and acrostic poems to submit to Convent & Stuart Hall’s annual poetry festival. “I felt really humbled to win last year,” sophomore Tabitha Parent, who was the 2018 all-school winner, said. ...

French students work on creative writing assignment

Seniors Jordan Russell, Caroline Phillips, and Laura Bourne read through their script. Students received edits on their work.

Olivia Mohun, Features Editor

September 16, 2018

Students in a combined Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate higher-level French class worked together in two teams to write an alternate ending to the play, Art by Yasmina Reza, which they have been reading in class. “I think that creative group projects like this help me learn bet...

Former US Poet Laureate speaks to community

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads a selection of his work at an evening event for the school community. Collins, famous for his simple poems with gentle critiques of everyday life, visited campus today.

Claire Kosewic, Web Editor

May 10, 2017

The school community heard a two-time United States Poet Laureate share his thoughts on men who wear snoods, lanyards, Irish spiders, the British and breakfast at a special assembly and evening reading today. Poet Billy Collins, dubbed “the most popular poet in America,” visited campus, reading several of his poems at a daytime assembly, answering questions from S...

Community gathers for annual Kate Chopin award assembly

Convent Alumna Libby Brittain ‘07 presents the 2017 all-school Kate Chopin essay contest winner. Sophomore Sydney Caba won with her piece about self-identity in today’s America.

Cece Giarman, Reporter

February 10, 2017

Students and faculty gathered in the Chapel this morning for a special assembly to announce and honor the winners of the annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest. Sophomore Sydney Caba was named the all-school winner by outside judge Libby Brittain (’07). The English department began the contest more than 20 years ago ...

Student body engages in writing competition

Sophomore Kate Ward writes a creative story for the Kate Chopin Writing Competition. Each story will be judged by the English department and the winner will be named at an assembly later this year.

Anna Doggett, Reporter

January 11, 2017

The entire student body took part in the Kate Chopin writing contest today and yesterday, in which students are given a creative writing prompt to reflect and write an essay on. “[The competition] was started by two teachers who worked here named Ann Cromey and Charles Brady,” English teacher Julia Arce ...

Hometown poet judges annual Poetry Festival

Jazz band performs an original piece at the Poetry Festival. The yearly competition showcases writers and poets from both CHS and SHHS.

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016

San Francisco poet Genny Lim guest judged the Poetry Festival and chose seniors Corinne Sigmund and Zach Hammer as the all-school winners for both CHS and SHHS. Hammer shared a poem regarding his admiration for his father and how he looks to him as a role model. Sigmund chose to keep the topic of her writing private. “I worked hard on the p...

Award winning poet and author shares importance of writing, poetry

Award winning poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye expresses the impact writing holds on her life. During the assembly, she read select pieces from “Braided Creek,” her poem “Shoulders” and her prose piece, “Museum.”

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2016

Self-proclaimed “wandering poet” spoke about the power of poetry and writing with CSH and SHHS this morning during assembly in Syufy Theatre, reading from her own published works and other select pieces. Naomi Shihab Nye, who has published over 30 volumes of poetry and prose and received num...

Youth should be seen and heard

Oakland Technical High School's Youth Poet Laureate Finalist Lucy Flattery-Vickness shares two of her original poems as the feature poet for Youth Speaks Open-Mic Night.

India Thieriot, Assistant Copy Editor

October 5, 2015

From the outside, a passerby might think it to be a closed pirate shop, but inside 826 Valencia, behind the pirate-themed paraphernalia, people of varying ages from all over the city gather on a bi-monthly basis to observe an under 21 open-mic night hosted by Youthspeaks. The non-profit organizat...

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