MCGives! 2022

Our Most Prevalent Idea Endures

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts most enduring idea has been the Monterey County High School Poetry Awards. The program has reached thousands of area high school students with the art and craft of poetry since its inception in 1991. For a majority of those years, the program was mentored by poet and teacher, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts. To acknowledge his longstanding contribution, we are retitling the program The Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts Monterey County High School Poetry Awards.

In 2023, award-winning author, teacher and poet, Patrice Vecchione, will be visiting select Monterey County high schools to teach and inspire a new generation of students through our Poet-in-School program. Your donation through MCGives! will help promote the Cherry Center’s enduring legacy of creative expression through the written word.

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The Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts
Monterey County High School
Poetry Awards

Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts