Woodland MS Student Poem Published

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Yana Vilchynskaya, a seventh-grader at Woodland Middle School in the East Meadow School District, has been named a winner in the America Library of Poetry 2016 National Student Poetry Contest.
    
According to its website, the America Library of Poetry is dedicated to the expression of creativity through writing and provides an outlet for students to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences.
    
Titled “Accomplished,” this year’s contest invited students across the United States to submit an original 20-line poem on any subject and style they prefer.
    
Yana’s poem, “We’ve Always Been Grown Up,” earned her an Amazon gift card and publication in the 2016 Student Poetry Compilation, which publishes less than 20 percent of all contest entries.
    
The district congratulates Yana on this literary achievement.