Vandergriff Elementary School

WITS Tally: 7 years
Academic Years Ending With: 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010


2016 – 2017

Date of Visit: May 8 – 9, 2017
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Giada Anderson, Walker Blake, Ava Carter, Liza Carter, Isabella Cortez, Anna Claire Cotton, Cadence Dingman, Anna Dwyer, Hannah Garner, Hudson Garrett, Josiah Hagers, Ella Hornberger, Patrick Jiang, Mai Jones, Shamaya Liyanage, Skylar Mayer, Drew Mizanin, Bruce Quayle, Grant Rudisill, Julia Salter, Ellie Schach, Julien Shew, Hadley Williams
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Lauren Alley, Joseph Anum, Liza Carter, Ella Elkins, Cameron Fink, Esther Foster, Henry Foster, Serena Gilbert, Kate Henry, Presley Johnson, Jessica Liao, Hayden O’Farrell, Sebastian Pierce, Nate Russell, Andrew Simmons, Katherine Skinner, Austyn Shipman, Blakely Swope, Lauren Taylor, Charis Terry, Isabelle Turner, Hadley Wagstaff
Faculty Sponsor: Marci Tate
Grade Levels: 2, 3, 4
Appx. Number Students Served: 265
Visiting Writers: Cheyenne Autry, Elizabeth DeMeo, Emily Lerner, Michelle Myers, Joy Clark, Patrick Font, Vicente Yepez, Sheena Woods
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2014 – 2015

Date of Visit: November 20 – 21, 2014
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Jacob, June, Qinlan Dai, Presley Denson, Hanna Estes, Janet Fu, Lisa Huang, Benjamin Loh, Emily Renfro, Samantha Roach, Ana Rochie, Jam Sontll, Dylan Springate, Maggie Touceda, Kayloh Winnihas, Laurel Wolchok
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Presley Collier, Tyler Freymark, Ricardo Gonzalez, Ella Kestner, Luke LeFevre, Isabelle Moss, Sage Paschall, Trevor Rice, Ana Rochier, Salvador, Bella Stankara, Christian Stanton, Georgianna Toothaker, Carson Wasemiller, Brooks Young
Faculty Sponsor: Marci Tate
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 350
Visiting Writers: Anthony Blake, Collin Callahan, Kevin Corbett, Michelle Myers, Julia Paganelli, Larissa Sprecher
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2013 – 2014

Date of Visit: November 14 – 15, 2013
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Julie B., Ella Dick, Hannah Estes, Reece Fischer, Cross Garner, Bailey Griggs, Madelyn Halberg, Abbie Kloster, Ava Osborne, Arantxa Pardue, Tyler Reed, Ayden Samh, Ben Vinson, Kade Wasemiller, Clayton Wilson
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Ella Dick, Janet Fu, Isabel Garton, John Grady Harper, Collin Hendriksind, Jamie, Karlee Kidd, Peyton Lyons, Brooke Mayer, Kylie Mollner, Isabelle Moss, Ethan Mulder, Margaret Mullins, Caroline Rudisill, Alessia Spencer, Amanda Stuber, Anna Wesell, Laurel Wolchok
Faculty Sponsor: Marci Tate
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 250
Visiting Writers: Megan Clark, Stefan De La Garza, Jesse Irwin, Michelle Myers, Alice Otto, and John Scott
WITS Director: Adrian McBride
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2012 – 2013

Date of Visit: October 29 – 30, 2012

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Rebecca Jane Brennan, Chris Brown, Luke Charboneau, Elizabeth Erwin, Andrew Freeman, Caleb Garner, Aidan Garrison, Bailey Griggs, Sara Johnson, Ethan Jones, Stephen LaBranche, Trusha Liyanage, Isabelle Moss, Brennan Smith, Jackson Smith, Savannah Taylor, Whitney Waitsman, Ellen Zhang

WITS Magazine Student Poets: Aowyn Anderson, Mac Bobo, Connor Clinton, Lily Henry, Porter Hicky, Lindsey Johnson, Brianna Kalbfleisch, Jessica Lobb, Mackenzie Mollner, Zane Riggs, Samantha Rouch, Lauren Sanders, Jaya Sharma, Porter Smith, Beau Stuckey, Kate Tierney, Harrison Wale, Sully White

Faculty Sponsor: Marci Tate
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 250
Visiting Writers: Kathleen Heil, Jack O’Neal, Lizzie Paulus, Katie Nichol, Joe Trimble, and Stefan de la Garza
WITS Director: Adrian McBride
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2011 – 2012

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Alexander Dunn, Jaia Gogineni, Lindsey Grace Johnson, Ethan Jones, Isabella M., Mason Marcum, Mackenzie Mollner, Isaac Peters, Marie Rapert, Jacob Shaw, Amanda Schumacher, Jordin Shap, Keaton Stone, Beau Stuckey, Amanda Stuler, Kaitlyn Wardle, Sterling West
Faculty Sponsor: Marci Tate
Visiting Writers: Kathleen Heil, Erin Jones, Katie Nichol, Nikki Settelmeyer, Alice Stinetorf, and Jason Torrente
WITS Director: Nicole Nodi
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2010 – 2011

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Hannah B., Emma Kate Henry, Grace Hewat, Meg McCartney, Megan Morris, Hunter Newman, Kristen Norman, Jackson Renfra, Ben Young
Faculty Sponsor: Marci Tate
Visiting Writers: April Christiansen, Stu Dearnley, Jen Jabaily, Katie Nichol, and Rodney Wilhite,
WITS Director: Corrie Williamson
Location: Fayetteville, AR