Eighth Graders Receive Recognition for their Poetry

Jazmine Joseph, Chrtine Tsu and Kasie Leung each submitted poems for CATE’s annual student creative writing contest last fall. The students’ work answered the following prompt: “When we read about or interact with people with various perspectives, we learn more about our society and our world. Write a poem, story, or essay that shows how our world is made better when we understand the voices of many different people.”
Jazmine earned first place for her poem “Arms of Atlas;” Christine won second place for her poem “Birds of a Feather;” and Kasie’s poem “To Stop a Snowball” received third place honors.
According to the CATE website, “Any teacher may submit up to three student entries, which must be original work from the current school year. There is a Nov. 1 deadline for electronic entries to the local councils, who will forward first place winners in each category to the December CATE Board of Directors meeting where statewide winners will be determined. Awards will be given in six divisions: Grades 3-4; Grades 5-6; Grades 7-8; Grades 9-10; Grades 11-12; and College. The winning submissions in each division will be published in California English.”

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