L-W West Students' Winning Poetry Accepted for Publication
Thursday, February 26, 2015

The poetry written by three Lincoln-Way West students won in a national contest sponsored by Creative Communication: A Celebration of Todays Writers, and was accepted for publication. The students include juniors Emma Ruback, Nick Flamini, and Nicole Layug. Their poems will appear in A Celebration of Poets. Each of the students participate in the Creative Writing Club at Lincoln-Way West sponsored by Mary Hilbert, the schools English Department Chair.

Writing is such an important and powerful medium that contributes to our cultural heritage, said Hilbert. I am so proud of these students for writing in a difficult medium and accepting the challenge of seeking publication for their work.

Hilbert said only half of the students who submit to this national contest are accepted for publication.

Flaminis winning poem called Light is about the relationship between light and darkness. He is currently working on a novel and participates in the Board Game Club at West.

This is Layugs second win and she hopes to win again next year. She said her poem, Lucid, is about missing someone that you barely see. She plays guitar, writes song lyrics, and participates in Bella Acapella and Speech Team.

Ruback said she came to the idea for her poem, Roses, because roses are her favorite flower and she loves growing them. She is a member of the Creative Writing Club and also enjoys writing short stories.

The students poems is for sale online at www.poeticpower.com.