Aaron Colton (’08) Receives Poetry Award

Aaron Colton (’08), currently at Vassar College, was recently awarded the Vassar College English Department’s Deanne Beach Stoneham Prize for Poetry for the best original poem titled “Voice Inhabitance”.  Aaron won $400 and his award was listed in the Commencement Program for this year’s graduates.  Also, two of Aaron’s poems “Farewell, Omaha” and “Elegy for Hope” were recently published in the Vassar College literary magazine, the Helicon.


Contact: Leigh Ann Clifton, director of marketing & communications,


Nestled among the redwoods on 380 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a diverse learning community dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believes a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The program, accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.

Share this post!

Upcoming Events: