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McIntosh’s Chan honored by Poet Laureate’s Prize

Muriel Chan, a 9th grader at McIntosh High, was selected as a finalist for the Poet Laureate’s Prize for her poem titled “Stomping Grounds.”

Georgia’s Poet Laureate, Chelsea Rathburn, in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts, announced the winner and finalists of the 11th annual Poet Laureate’s Prize. The prize is awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. Grayson Jones of Thomas County Central High won for the poem “Pennies. ”

The program encourages students in grades nine through 12 to write original poems and engage in the art form of poetry, in turn building creative communications skills and self-confidence. 

More than 300 students submitted poems for the 2023-2024 school year, an increase of more than 100 submissions over the previous year and nearly double the amount of high schools participating.

Chan was part of a ceremony at the State Capitol where she recited her poem and had a commemorative photo taken with Governor Brian Kemp.


Posted 5/24/2024