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Youth Poet Laureates and Judges
ANNOUNCING OAKLAND’S 2017 YOUTH POET LAUREATE:
Lucy is 18 years old and graduated from Oakland Tech in June 2017. She is part of many local communities – as an athlete, a young woman, a white ally, a poet, and a proud Oakland Native. For the past three years, Lucy was a first-place finalist in the OUSD Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival. She was also an Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist for the past three years, and the runner-up in 2016. Lucy writes poetry for herself, but also to spin controversy into something easily digestible, to create a web of people who realize togetherness can make necessary change, and to call people forward.
Congratulations, again, to all our 2017 Finalists:
Miles DeRosa, student at Oakland School for the Arts Emma Linnéa Hardison, student at Oakland School for the Arts Leila Mottley, student at Oakland School for the Arts - 2017 Vice Laureate Lizette Navarro, student at Skyline High School Krysia Olszewska, student at Piedmont High School Amaya (Bayleaf) Wilson, student at Oakland School for the Arts