The Second Annual Hastings Poetry Challenge has brought forth a bevy of wonderful submissions. Numbering 33 (leaping from six last year), spanning Kindergarten through 12th grade; topics range from light to serious, inspired by nature, friendship and departed family, as well as the arts, music, sport and favorite foods. Our older students have taken on difficult topics. Nearly all in English, the 33 poems are rounded out by a series in Spanish, thanks to Mr. Steven Lopez's class. Free verse, Haiku, rhymes, word play and creative layouts. All have been presented to the public exactly as submitted over the past month.