Emerson Elementary School

WITS Tally: 7 years
Academic Years Ending With: 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 1987, 1986


2017 – 2018

Date of Visit: March 28 – 29, 2018
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Alexis Burns, Dawson Dooly, Niya Franklin, Oree Johnson III, Kylie Jones, Gage Keels, Addie Mayfield, Breanna McWilliams, Breawna Pennington, Garrett Stephenson, Bree’Ohna Sublett, Deziray Vaughan
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Avery Barker, Braxley Barnett, Chrissi Benoit, Havyn Carrington, Jordan Doss, Kendall Haire, Gabby Harrell, Kaylen Jeffrey, Chloe Mason, Willy Stephenson, Hayden Warrick, Miles Welch
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Kyle
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 110
Visiting Writers: Joy Clark, Sara Ramey, Jenee Skinner, Rachel Thomas
WITS Director: Elizabeth DeMeo
Location: Emerson, AR


2016 – 2017

Date of Visit: February 27 – 28, 2017
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Briar Hays, Kaylen Jeffery, Jasper Jones, Tori Mattmiller, Reese Mitchell, Therran Moreno, DaeQuon Murray, Kelsi Norment, Breelan Reeves, Kendall Staggs, Willy Stephenson
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Caine Anglin, Avery Barker, Chrissi Benoit, Nathan Birdsong, Morgan Dendy, Frieda Fry, Chloe Mason, Shauna Mattmiller, Karlie McNatt, Will Taylor, Cade Waller
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Kyle
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 110
Visiting Writers: Sacha Idell, Samantha Kirby, Molly Rector, Anna Vilner
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Emerson, AR


2015 – 2016

Date of Visit: December 3 – 4, 2015
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Trenton Ainsworth, Ian Elliot, Hailey Fry, Ryleigh Hays, Grace Humphreys, Matt Miller, Paul Miller, Logan Reeves, Normon Smith, Enavyier Suplett, Matthew Wade
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Niya, Gracie Amroz, Carter Cromeans, Alexandria Fish, Gabrielle Harrell, Addie Mayfield, Reese Mitchell, Horatio Moreno, Alex Owen, Tracy Revels, Cade Walter
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Kyle
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 105
Visiting Writers: Andrew Butler, Collin Callahan, Zach Hester, Josh Idaszak
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Emerson, AR


2014 – 2015

Date of Visit: December 1 – 2, 2014
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Abby Flow, Ryleigh Hays, Logan Reeves, Mason Rich, Breawna Pennington, Carter Poindexter, Brianna Smith
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Connor Bridges, Caleb Eads, Brandon Hanson, Ella Hollis, Aiden Mayfield, Rebecca Scolley, Tracy, Kaylie Jo Wade, Wesley
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Kyle
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 120
Visiting Writers: Megan Blankenship, Megan Clark, Alice Otto, and Diana Reaves
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Emerson, AR


2012 – 2013

Date of Visit: October 8 – 9, 2012
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Chloe Burleson, Mary Cunningham, Chris Emerson, Adam Graves, Megan Mallard, Addison McNiel
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Marleena Brown, Alexis Coston, Ashlei Johnson, Karli Rabb, China Tetra, Brenna Warrick
Faculty Sponsor: Tabatha Gray
Grade Levels: 4, 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 40
Visiting Writers: Jane Blunschi and Kathleen Heil
WITS Director: Adrian McBride
Location: Emerson, AR