Hannah Steuer of Menlo Park, age 8, received honorable mention in the October 2008 Cricket children's magazine's poetry competition. For the contest, each entrant submitted a poem about something scary. Hannah's name appears in the February issue.
Her poem is:
Tonight's the night of Halloween
The plastic ghosts make me so keen
It will just be my friends and me
Susy and Andrea and Lea
Scary jack o lanterns below
Dummies heads in which an arrow
A haunted house will give the creeps
When I see fake spiders make leaps
Skeletons with all their dead bats
Witches partnered by big black cats
Out in the dark it's hard to be seen
Oh, tonight's the night of Halloween.
Hannah, the daughter of Laura and Brian Steuer, is in the third grade at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto.
In each issue, Cricket magazine sponsors a different writing or art competition and receives 300 to 400 entries. The best entries are published on the Cricket League pages of the magazine. Cricket is a national magazine for children ages 9 to 14. For more information, go to www.cricketmagkids.com.