Heather Jensen: Bringing Attention to Poetry

National Award Winning Poet and RMHS junior Heather Jensen reads her poem out loud to the audience.

Junior Heather Jensen was awarded a National Poetry Award in Washington DC. Her newfound success puts a spotlight on our school as she has been mentioned in the East Valley Tribune, Fox 10 News, New York Times and the Washington Post.

“I still don’t believe I actually go the award,” Jensen said. “The best part has been being a part of the community of the other national student poets and talking to famous authors and poets while I was in DC.”

The students here at Red Mountain are very proud of Heather and her opportunity to spread poetry appreciation across the country. To learn more information about Heather’s background in her poem go to https://www.artandwriting.org/national-student-poets-program/meet-the-poets/heather-laurel-jensen/.

(Featured Photo Courtesy of Shannon Finney)