"Nurture by Mariel, 7th grade
Nurture is a happy energetic girl who wants to help others and make them grow. She is
always smiling and works at an orphanage with her friend Compassion. In her spare time,
Nurture enjoys gardening - she plants,…"
"Nurture by Anna, 8th grade
Gazing to where the lilies grow, where the pale yellow woods stretch infinitely in every direction, and where the willows whisper softly near the silent creek; that’s where I’ll find Nurture.
In a grey little…"
"Nurture by Brian, 6th grade
Meet Nurture, a content, kind boy who lives with his parents and two little brothers in Africa. His smile is like a glass of hot chocolate by the fire after hours of play in the snow. His voice could soothe a dog in a…"
By Annalise, 6th grade
I’ve heard Compassion is clothed in a pale shade apple of green. He has no cloak, because he offered it to a fair youth, half frozen by the winter wind. He is slender and tall. On his feet are…"
"Challenge by Sarah, 8th Grade
Challenge is a teen boy who lives with his twin siblings, Friendship and Skill, in Consideration Valley. Neighbor and best friend, Determination loves to talk. When asked about Challenge, Determination’s usual…"
"Color of Love Poem
By Betsy, 7th grade
I love you, Mom, the reddest.
I love you the color of sugary sweet Hawaiian Punch.
I love you the color of a deliciously juicy strawberry
on a cool summers day.
The color of a stop…"
"My Favorite Things
By Betsy, seventh grade
Dressing in costumes and great big heart lockets,
Kittens and ponies, and even Polly Pockets,
Digging for earthworms and wearing moms rings,
These were a few of my favorite things.
"I Will Listen in the Future (to Mom)
By Anna, 7th grade
I’m sorry for lashing out
I slammed the table
Instead of calming down
You told me not to,
But I did it anyway
Even though it relaxed me,
It wasn’t right
I was burning with such…"
"I Love My Brother the Bluest
By Anna, 7th grade
I love you the color of the vast ocean lapping gently on the beach
I love you the color of the endless sky making the day look cheerful and bright
The color of my worn and faded blanket bringing me…"
"Behold the Mountains
By Christopher, 8th grade
Let all the earth behold the mountains, high
An edifice of mounded rocky brawn
They yearn to reach and touch the swatch of sky
With jagged peaks by God so deftly drawn
The slopes arrayed in…"