Beloved by generations of their students, Lee Nicholson and George Rogers dedicated much of their lives to teaching and inspiring the youth of our community. Lee Nicholson was an instructor at Modesto Junior College for thirty-two years, and had earlier taught at Turlock High School. A Modesto native, George Rogers taught for thirty years at Orville Wright Elementary School in Modesto. Both Lee and George were highly accomplished poets and lovers of the creative process, and both will long be remembered for their passionate devotion to the young people whose lives they touched.
In their honor, MoSt has established the annual LEE NICHOLSON – GEORGE ROGERS POETRY AWARD, a contest open to all poets residing in Stanislaus County who are 16 to 25 years of age.
Selected poems will be published in a chapbook, which will be launched at the MoSt gala in April 2017.
Submission dates: September 15, 2016 to January 1, 2017.
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