Mattie J.T. Stepanek Poetry Contest Finalists

Our finalists for the 2020 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Poetry Contest

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Poetry Contest
Credit: MY HERO

Student Finalists - Stories

What Makes a Hero
By: Maya Desai

Maya sees hero traits in others and wants to emulate them.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Frontline Workers

By: Madhulika Manoharan

Madhulikia celebrates the frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

My Dad My Hero
By: Milan Bhargava Desai

Milan's father makes time for him each day.

Malala Yousafzai

By: Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn's hero is Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani woman who was shot by the Taliban when just a child for going to school.

Adult Finalists - Stories

My Hero, Mattie

By: Mark Cavanagh

Mark's hero is Mattie Stepanek, an American child poet who had dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy.

Mattie J.T. Stepanek

By: Alana Daly Mulligan

"Last year I did a lot of reading about Mattie and his attitude towards life and it really inspired me to change as a person, to be better to other people and I really wanted to tribute his life and the impact he continues to have on the world."

Adult Finalists - Film

To The Boy - for Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Produced by:Alana Daly Mulligan
Mattie's life philosophy was to play after every storm, so now, when we all feel tossed about but the waves of our world, we must remember to hold onto hope.

Organizer created on 5/22/2020 5:56:44 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel

Last edited 6/2/2020 1:31:18 AM by Shannon Luders-Manuel