EPB's 15th Annual Black History Month Poetry Contest



Congratulations to this year’s student winners!

EPB received 198 entries in this year’s Black History Month Poetry Contest. Each original poem and drawing recitation about inspirational African Americans was outstanding.  

After much consideration, our judges have selected these exceptional entries:


Grade 1-3


Rhyan Olivia Evans - East Brainerd Elementary
Teacher:  Mrs. Goodwin

L'Tae Bryant - Bess T. Shepherd Elementary
Teacher:  Ms. Hatcher


Grade 4-5


Galilea Bautista - 
Spring Creek Elementary
Teacher:  Ms. Breazeale

Kimora Reid - Spring Creek Elementary
Teacher:  Ms. Breazeale


Grade 6-8


Daniel Tomlinson - 
Hixson Middle School
Teacher:  Ms. Bishop

Jaylen Holmes - Washington Alternative Learning Center
Teacher:  Ms. Goines


Grade 9-12


Annika Love - Chattanooga High School Center of the Creative Arts
Teacher:  Ms. Howard

Lillie Beth Myers - Washington Alternative Learning Center
Teacher:  Mr. Carrasco


Both the winner and their language arts teacher will each receive a prize of $100. They are also invited to attend a special banquet in their honor on March 14. 

Join us in congratulating the winners, and thanking all of the talented students who submitted poems in this year’s contest. We hope to see you all next year!