The talent this year has been astounding. Thank you to every high school student who participated. You are the future of literature and are leading the way in rebuilding our civilization on the foundation of time-honored traditions, particularly excellent poetry. Keep up the splendid work! ---Evan Mantyk, Judge First Place ($100 Prize) Alexandra Guo, 10th grade, School of the Arts Singapore"Humility" "Satire: The Rake's Argument" "Gratia Plena" . Second Place Alex Rubstein, 11th grade, Homeschooled, Canton Aargau, Switzerland"Washington's Grief" Lynn Kong, 11th grade student, Cary Christian School, North Carolina"Perfectionist Inclined" . Third Place Anna-Marie Ahn, 12th grade, Westside Christian High School, Portland, Oregon"Anchises" John Freeborn, 9th grade, Homeschooled, Kansas"Night" Stephen Ramsek, 12th grade, God’s Grace Academy, Kentucky"Coats" . The following Fourth Place winners and Honorable Mentions have been published here. . Fourth Place Abigail Gilman, 11th grade at Steubenville High School"A Poem for Someone I Didn't Know" Kinlie Gililland, 11th grade, Texas "Cui Lamentati Sumus" Grace Folkers, 9th grade, Liberty Common High School, Colorado"Moonless Night at South Side Cemetery" Niva Cohen, 10th grade, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Pennsylvania"The Consolation of Despair — an English Sonnet". . Honorable Mention Alyssa Horng, 11th grade, The Nueva School, California"As the Wind Blows (A Ghazal)" Austin Ruan, 9th grade, Wayne Hills High School, New Jersey"New Dawn" Grace Folkers9th grade) at Liberty Common High School, Colorado"Moonless Night at South Side Cemetery" Shayna Faul, 11th grade, Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan"To Reap and to Sew" . . . .