Seneca student wins Pickens County poetry contest

A student at the Seneca Middle School won the teen category of a poetry contest sponsored by the Pickens County Library System to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.  Gunnison Alexander’s winning poem, “Dragon,” netted him a $50 dollar cash prize.  Gunnison and two other Seneca Middle finalists in the competition, Rose Haynes and Jacari Teague, were encouraged to participate by their English/Language Arts teacher Stephanie Necessary, who, according to Gunnison, was not the inspiration for the poem entitled “Dragon.”  That poem begins this way: “My teacher is a dragon. I have to face her every day….”