Domestic Violence Safe Option Service (DVSOS) hosted a poetry competition in honor of April, Sexual Assault Awareness month and National Poetry month. The contest was open to Vermillion and Viborg high school students. The topic of the poetry contest was the difficult subject of sexual assault.
Entrants were asked to submit a poem depicting or relating to sexual assault. Due to the nature of the subject matter, the first place winner's name will be omitted and the second place winner's poem will be omitted in order to retain a degree of anonymity.
DVSOS would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous assistance with the 2007 DVSOS Poetry Competition: Vermillion Pizza Hut, Vermillion Wal-Mart, J&J Theatres Vermillion, Lund Theatre Viborg, Mr. Frank Pommersheim local poet, Ms. Sharla Krell Vermillion High School, Ms. Meredith Decou Viborg High School, anonymous survivor of sexual assault and the Vermillion Plain Talk.