2 PV students are poetry winners

Amanda Barry

Amanda Barry

Judges selected nine students from among 66 entries from ten schools as winners in the Prescott Public Library's Middle School Poetry Contest.

The nine - three each from grades six, seven and eight - will read their poems beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the library's Founders Suite.

Winners from Prescott Valley are seventh-grader Malia Peraza from Franklin Phonetic, and Amanda Barry from Liberty Traditional School.

Students will receive $50, a writer's gift bag, and a Certificate of Appreciation during a presentation ceremony at 12:15 p.m. during the library's Celebration of Words: Books, Authors, Workshops event. The poems are on display Saturday in the Prescott Public Library, 215 East Goodwin Street.