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Local Student Named Finalist in National High School Poetry Contest


Emily Hanson of Middle Road in Bickleton has had her poem entitled “The Taming of Animals” selected as one of 20 national winners published in the winter issue of Just Poetry, the National High School Poetry Quarterly. The issue is part of the 19th Annual National High School Poetry Contest sponsored by Just Poetry and the Live Poets Society of New Jersey.

More than 15,000 entries are received each year. These generally include entries from all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, US Military installations around the world, and from students of US embassy and missionary families in all corners of the world. The thousands are then whittled down to 20 to 25 national winner...

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