Madormo, Stanley and Jackson are judges for community Teen Poetry Contest

Apr 11, 2014

Three North Central College faculty members were chosen to judge the Naperville Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Poetry Contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.

The volunteer faculty judges are John Madormo (left), assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1; John Stanley (right), assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events; and Jennifer Jackson (below, left), associate professor of English and director of the Writing Center and first-year writing. This is the third year Stanley and Jackson have served as judges.

The library’s Teen Poetry Contest is open to all teens living in Naperville or attending Naperville schools. Poetry is submitted to the library throughout April and winners will be announced May 14. With three divisions, Madormo will judge the grade 6 division, Stanley will judge grades 7 and 8, and Jackson has grades 9-12.  

Madormo joined North Central’s faculty in 1980. He earned his B.A. from Northern Illinois University.

Stanley has been teaching at North Central since 1999. He received his B.S. from Central Missouri State University and his M.A. from Eastern Illinois University.

Jackson came to North Central in 1996. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from Miami University, Ohio, and her Ph.D. from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.