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MMBDA Students Win in City-wide Poetry Contest

Antonissa James, (grade 7) and Nya Person (grade 8) are First Place Winners in the Junior League of Washington 17th Annual JLW “Find Your Words” Poetry Contest!

The Junior League of Washington invited DCPS and public charter school students in grades 4-8 to participate in their 17th Annual JLW “Find Your Words” Poetry Contest. The purpose of the contest is to encourage young people to explore reading and writing poetry by submitting up to two poems on any topics of significance or interest to them. Entries will be judged on the basis of content, originality, creativity, and clarity.

One first place and two honorable mention winners were selected from each grade. Each winner will receives literacy-focused prizes, (value of $50 for first place and $25 each for honorable mention), be published in a JLW booklet, and be invited to read his or her poem at a JLW event this spring.

Ms. Rachel Orr is the Middle School ELA teacher.


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