Future Cowboy Poets competed at the White Pine County Library on Saturday, April 18. In the second to fifth grade category there were twelve poets. Jenna Wine’s poem “Cowboy Life” won her a fire kindle. The sixth to eighth grade category had seven competing poets. The “Pancake Batter” by Ema Sorenson walked away with a fire kindle. The high school category had five very competitive poets with Will Hampton winning the chrome book. The chrome book was donated by Business Continuity Technologies from Las Vegas and the two fire kindles were donated by the Friends of the White Pine County Library.
Mrs. Romero stated this is the first time a cowboy poetry contest has been held and she was thrilled with the turnout. The kids did an excellent job. For the younger poets this was a big step to stand in front of approximately 115 people and read their poems. The County Library is considering making this an annual event during National Library Week.