In conjunction with the POET Tree Arbor Day festivities, POET held a poetry contest asking fifth-graders in biorefinery communities to express their views on nature in poetry. The contest drew in over 1,200 poems!
A winner was selected in each biorefinery community including the Sioux Falls area. Winners then advanced to the corporate level where a third-party judge determined the top five poems. POET then awarded the winners a cash prize and the opportunity to be published.
Pennville Elementary School, Pennville, Ind.
POET Biorefining — Portland
Anne Sullivan Elementary School,
Sioux Falls, S.D. POET
Manchester Intermediate School, North Manchester, Ind.
POET Biorefining — North Manchester
Ethan Elementary School, Ethan, S.D.
POET Biorefining — Mitchell
Prairie Valley Middle School, Farnhamville, Iowa
POET Biorefining — Gowrie