Poetry for the HART Winners

Winners of this year’s ‘Poetry for the HART’ contest in Huntington: left to right sitting: Nathaniel McNally, Brooke Decker, and Liora Hyman. Standing l-r: Whitman English teacher Mr. Joseph Pipolo, Brenda Mendez, Aisha Majid, Ariana Weindling, and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos.
Winners of this year’s ‘Poetry for the HART’ contest in Huntington: left to right sitting: Nathaniel McNally, Brooke Decker, and Liora Hyman. Standing l-r: Whitman English teacher Mr. Joseph Pipolo, Brenda Mendez, Aisha Majid, Ariana Weindling, and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos.

Walt Whitman is proud to congratulate 11 of our students as the Town of Huntington’s Poetry for the HART winners.  Out of the 16 works selected to be honored, 11 of them were from Walt Whitman High School.  This event is part of a Public Art Initiative, where teen poets (ages 14 - 18), residing or attending school in Huntington Township, were encouraged to submit original works to be displayed inside buses on ad panels on the Town’s HART bus system for a minimum of one year. The winning entries are also published in The Long Islander newspaper. Congratulations to the following student’s names and titled works listed below:

Title:  Feminist - Poet:  Olivia Biederman

Title:  My World's Colors - Poet:  Brooke Decker

Title:  Stop - Poet:  Liora Hyman

Title:  Ordinary Colors - Poet:  Britany Khatchatatourian

Title:  Neglected - Poet:  Sara Lopez

Title:  Anxiety   Title:  Sunrise (2) - Poet:  Aisha Majid

Title:  The Drive Through - Poet:  Tyler Malone

Title:  Pale to My Mother's Eyes - Poet: Nathaniel McNally

Title:  To the Man Who Plays Trumpet to the Streetlight Outside My House - Poet: Brenda Mendez

Title:  Grandmum - Poet: Amanda Tobin

Title:  New Beginnings - Poet: Ariana Weindling