The WWBA celebrates the creative efforts put forth by students and their teachers. In light of the 2020 leap year, the theme, based on Whitman’s poem, “Joy, Shipmate, Joy” and the line, “The ship is clear at last, she leaps!,” called for students to submit a poem about “Leaping” into a “Leap Day.”
This year the awards were presented in video due to the present need for social distancing. The virtual award ceremony video was shared privately with the families of the winners, along with their teachers, on Walt Whitman's 201st birthday, May 31st, 2020.
"The Roving Protector" by Dylan Pigott
Bounding over the conflagrations of past and present.