Nathan Alan Kulp of Trenton won the First Place Blue Ribbon in the Couplet Contest sponsored by the Poet Laureate of Edgefield, Laurel Blossom. This contest brought together the two worlds of poetry and pottery as it drew from the renowned potter Dave Drake and his couplets put on his pots in the 19th century. In the 21st century endeavor, over 111 entries competed for the prize.
The lines from the blue ribbon winner were: “Our omniscient God deserves love each and every day./ He’s the knowledgeable potter and we’re the vulnerable clay.”
Second place winner was Millie Clark: “Changing to save daylight is a concept so bizarre/But if we could save daylight where better than a jar.”
Another of the rhymes by a young student named Quneesha:”I thought you was the one/But you was just someone.” (more in the print edition of the Advertiser, Mar. 2 edition.)