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    Poetry Category Winner
    Amirah Santos Figueroa

    I seem to be the golden strand,

    stuck inside Mona Lisa’s hand.

    But nobody seems to care

    about Mona Lisa’s hair;

    all that they care about is her stare.


    Her stare reaches within the soul,

    and everyone does what they are told.

    They clean, wash, and work,

    but I don’t seem to quirk.


    I once was told that when I respect my work

    others will.


    But I don’t think they will until,

    I raise my voice and stomp real big,

    but all I see is a broken twig.


    All the people that were there,

    they seemed to vanish in thin air.


    Whatever I had to say,

    everyone ran away.

    They left me in dismay.


    No one gave me a single thought,

    even though I gave it all I got.


    I have this poem stuck in my head,

    and I don’t even care if it goes unread.

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    Avika Taneja, Creative Assistant
    Amirah Santos Figueroa, Photography & Graphics Editor
    My name is Amirah Santos Figueroa, and I'm a sophomore here at iUniversity Prep. This is my 3rd year at iUP and this year I will be your Photography & Graphics Editor at iHoot! I am extremely excited to start this job as I thoroughly enjoy creating graphics and collaborating with other students. Some more things I love include photography/cinematography, reading/writing, cars, and collecting vinyl records. Outside of school you'll probably find me working out, traveling, and listening to music! I'm happy to be a part of iHoot this year as the Photography & Graphics Editor and can’t wait to read and assist you guys with your graphics and articles :)

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      Anika GoswamiDec 4, 2023 at 11:21 am

      This poem is so creative and beautifully written! Amazing work, Avika. Congratulations on your win!

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        Avika TanejaFeb 2, 2024 at 8:44 pm

        Thank you so much, Anika! You did amazing as well!