Richland Elementary School

WITS Tally: 16 years
Academic Years Ending With: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1984


2016 – 2017

Dates of Visit: April 4 – 5, 2017
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Abby Bolton, Judea Brittmon, Frances Harness, Jeslyn Hatley, Carter Henson, Aiden Masner
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Ayden Carpenter, Blake Creel, Marisa Curry, Chesney Looney, Katelyn Manes, James Perkins
Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Looney
Grade Levels: 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 75
Visiting Writers: Emily Lerner, Samantha Kirby
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: West Memphis, AR


2015 – 2016

Dates of Visit: March 14 – 15, 2016
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Chloe Capps, Joseph Henley, Madison Leonard, Tess Ramsey, Chace Roote, Travis Wright
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Lew Brown, Clara Griggs, Hannah Grace Hallum, Heidi McCall, Harlem McCaster Roger, Chace Roote
Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Looney
Grade Levels: 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 83
Visiting Writers: Bailey Hutchinson, Molly Rector
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: West Memphis, AR


2014 – 2015

Dates of Visit: April 20 – 21, 2015
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Ariana Blockmon, Hailey Davis, Molly McFarland, Vincent Richardson, MaKinzy Vangilder, Kain Young
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Lily Camper, Cameron Dale, Austin LaRue, Soren Morris, Coen Winter, Jagger York
Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Looney
Grade Levels: 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 60
Visiting Writers: Josh Idaszak, David Kinzer
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: West Memphis, AR


2013 – 2014

Dates of Visit: April 21 – 22, 2014
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Lydia Brown, Ethan Evans, Anna Foster, George Myers, Saria Neal, Jackson Tilley
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Olivia Ellis, J.D. Lane, Lexi Morris, Rodney Richardson, Addison Standridge, Lawson White
Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Looney
Grade Levels: 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 120
Visiting Writers: S. Craig and Michelle Myers
WITS Director: Adrian McBride
Location: West Memphis, AR


2012 – 2013

Dates of Visit: April 16 – 17, 2013
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Jaylan Allen, Ethan Evans, Cali Freeman, Hannah McCall, Layton Scarbrough, Adam Sorrell
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Landon Brossett, Alex Killgore, Max Marconi, Lauren Miller, Ariana Parker, Michael Skjefte
Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Looney
Grade Levels: 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 120
Visiting Writers: Aran Donovan and Corrie Williamson
WITS Director: Adrian McBride
Location: West Memphis, AR


2011 – 2012

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Murphy Arnett, Ashley Kim, Dawson Mathis, Hannah McCall, Luke Murrah, Bailee Smith, Steven Stone, Scott Wilson
Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Looney
Visiting Writers: Aran Donovan and Corrie Williamson
WITS Director: Nicole Nodi
Location: West Memphis, AR


2010 – 2011

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Nickolas Alscrook, Casey Collum, Ketli Kelley, Miracle Roberts, Steven Stone
Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Looney
Visiting Writers: Josh Peterson and John Scott
WITS Director: Corrie Williamson
Location: West Memphis, AR