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Waldo Pafford students get published
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WP staff and students who participated in the writing project included, from left, in back, computer lab teacher Dannye Morris, Ericka Jones, Tiana Besant, KiAna Harvey, Tamia Gale, Dylan Blair and fifth-grade teacher Kesha Lee; in front Theodore Brunson, Andrew Kim, Cameron Lyle, Nathan Wallace, Dante Delarosa and Darrick Smoke. The students are holding their congratulations envelopes from the 2009 Southern Region-Young Writers of America Student Poetry Contest. - photo by Photo provided.
Waldo Pafford students recently participated in Young Writers of America, an educator-run organization sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs.
They hand wrote and proofread poems in class, then typed them according to the contest specifications. Dannye Morris let the students use the computer lab to finalize their poems, which was a key component of the contest.
Of the 24 students from Kesha Lee’s fifth-grade class who enered, 11 were chosen for publication. Less that 20 percent of entries were chosen out of thousands of submissions in the Southern Region, Division II. These students’ poems were published, “Award-Winning Young Writers of America.”

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