2017 Winner

Humming Bird

A blur goes past my head

Its joyful colors flashing

Its tiny wings beating

Its up and down motions enchanting

The light catches its feathers

Lighting them up like fire

Changing colors from blue to magenta

Shimmering around my head

Stopping for nectar here and there

Pausing at nearby flowers

Then flies off again

Flashing fearlessly into the foliage


Eliza Oppenheimer

Maret School

Grade: 6


Glover Park


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

J.K. Rowling

Dream for the Future:

To be an astronaut, and for there to be more environmentalists.

Inspirational Figure:

My mother