MMI student selected as Hazleton City Poet Laureate
(Freeland, PA – March 31, 2017) – MMI Preparatory School senior Joshua Narrow was recently appointed the Hazleton City Poet Laureate during a meeting held at Hazleton City Hall on March 22. Narrow was selected out a group of creative writing students from schools throughout Greater Hazleton to fill the position.
The Poet Laureate has been recreated to help foster an appreciation for the humanities in the Hazleton area with the hope that students can get involved with various art-based organizations to exhibit their work.
Narrow’s role will be in helping envision this project and get more youth involved for future events. He is a two-time award winner for poetry at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition and qualified twice to compete at the Pennsylvania School Press Association State Journalism competition based on his poetry work. He won a gold for his senior portfolio, which consisted of his poetry, and four silver keys as well as an honorable mention selection in poetry in the 2016-17 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition and won a Silver Key in poetry in the 2015-16 competition. He finished in 1st place for Literary Magazine Poetry in the 2016-17 Pennsylvania School Press Association State Journalism contest and was second in the poetry division in the 2015-16 competition.
Narrow is the son of Howard and Marie Narrow, Hazleton.
MMI Preparatory School senior Joshua Narrow, center, was recently appointed the Hazleton City Poet Laureate during a meeting held at Hazleton City Hall. Pictured with Narrow are, from left: MMI English instructors Jennifer Novotney and Donna Titus.
About MMI Preparatory School
For 137 years, MMI Preparatory School has been providing dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th through 12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual’s academic, social and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). MMI is a school where every student can reach their full potential: academically, ethically and socially. For more information about MMI Preparatory School, visit www.mmiprep.org or call 570-636-1108.