The Grove Poetry Group, in conjunction with the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #277 of Miami, will host its annual High School Poetry Contest Thursday night, March 5th, at 6:30 at the Grove Community Center.

High School Students from all around the area are invited to present one original poem. The language and content must be in good taste, and the presentation should not exceed three minutes. Props and costumes are not permitted.

Each contestant should bring a copy of his or her poem to read as well as an additional seven copies for the judges. Pre-submissions are not accepted.

Each poem must include a title, student name, address, phone number, grade, and the name of the studentís high school.

Cash prizes will be awarded.† The first prize is $200, second prize $100, third prize $75, fourth prize $50, fifth prize $25, and sixth prize is $10.

Prizes are provided by the Vietnam Veterans.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call Robert Springer at 918-540-2037 or 918-325-0027.