Colorado Springs Pebble Pups
On May 16, 2013 two Pebble Pups, Caden Rothzeid and Jack Shimon, both in 2nd grade, were invited to attend the Student Literary Awards hosted by Colorado Humanities as finalists in the River of Words (ROW) poetry contest. Unlike all the other finalists who entered the contests through their schools, Caden and Jack have to thank their Pebble Pups teacher Steven Veatch for not only bringing ROW to their attention, but more importantly for inspiring their creativity through his Pebble Pup club. The reception was held at the Denver Public Library and honored poetry and art finalists from ROW as well as Letters for Literature.
River of Words
honorees at the Denver Public Library|
The reception began with an introduction by Maggie Coval, Director of Colorado Humanities, who was thrilled to “honor the finest student writing and art” out of hundreds of entries within Colorado alone. She said this year had some of the “most beautiful and memorable entries”, and after attending the reception and listening to 1st place finalists read their work I have to agree.
1st Place winner Category 1, Caden
Rothzeid with Justice Hobbs|
|2nd place winner Category 1 and National Finalist, Jack Shimon|
Jack Shimon (left) and Caden Rothzeid (right)|