Class of 2017

About the National Student Poets Program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partner to present the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for young poets (grades 10–11) presenting original work. We are thrilled to introduce the Class of 2017 National Student Poets, who were appointed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on August 31, 2017. The Appointment Events were held in conjunction with the National Book Festival. You can read some of the Student Poets’ work here.

  • Annie Castillo Age 16
    George Mason High School
    Falls Church, VA
    Southeast
  • Kinsale Hueston Age 17
    St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
    Corona del Mar, CA
    West
  • Ben Lee Age 16
    The Blake School
    Edina, MN
    Midwest
  • Juliet Lubwama Age 17
    Downingtown STEM Academy
    Downingtown, PA
    Northeast
  • Camila Sanmiguel Age 17
    John B. Alexander High School
    Laredo, TX
    Southwest