Talented Poet to Present at Botanical Garden

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A holiday poem written by Mubaraka Ezzi, a student at W.T. Clarke Middle School, has been selected as one of 12 winners in the Holiday Train Show® Poetry Contest presented by the New York Botanical Garden.

Selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate and beloved New York poet Billy Collins, Mubaraka is among 12 winners that will join Mr. Collins during the Holiday Train Show on December 16 at the New York Botanical Garden. The winners were chosen out of more than 120 submissions to the contest.

Mubaraka was one of the Supreme Team ELA students at W.T. Clarke Middle School to enter the contest under the guidance of Cindy Dale. Her poem, “Let It Snow,” describes school being closed for a snow day. 

“We had a feeling her poem would appeal to Mr. Collins,” said Ms. Dale. “It was a fun, clever and playful piece!”

The district congratulates Mubaraka on being selected a winner and hope she enjoys the upcoming Holiday Train Show!