“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
On April 1, students from the National English Honor Society used their creative poetry skills to decorate the school’s cafeteria windows, organized by officer Jacob Bolger.
The idea was to contribute to National Poetry Month and inspire others to dive deeper into poetry.
Adviser of National English Honor Society Natalie Rebetsky encourages the students to build a sense of community and expression through writing. The poetry on the windows event is an activity aiming to promote poetry through the school.
Members showed their appreciation for poetry by writing famous quotes on the cafeteria windows for all to see, including Robert Frost, Mark Twain and Dr. Seuss.
“Personally I have loved reading poetry because it helps me view writing in a different way. It’s a fun way of expressing yourself,” said NEHS member Amanda Lindsay.
National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to conserve poetry’s role in society and vital contribution to cultures around the world.
This celebration involves grades K-12 and inspires children to become more active in the culture of writing and enhances the achievements of authors around the world.
National Honor Society Member Dana Kullgren said, “Poetry is often forgotten by a lot of people because prose is more popular in our society. It’s important to take time to appreciate something we might not spend a lot of time thinking about.”