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McCallie students sweep Black History Month Poetry Contest

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on March 09, 2017

Two Upper School and two Middle School students were recognized recently as the top winners in their divisions in the EPB Black History Month Poetry Contest.

The annual contest is open to students in grades 1-12, and EPB received 141 entries this year. McCallie students were four of eight students recognized in the contest.

In the Middle School division, poems by eighth-graders Jonas Mull and Alex Williams were chosen as the two winning poems. Jonas and Alex are students in Tammy Barber's English Class. Jonas wrote about World War II hero Doris Miller, a U.S. Navy cook who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Alex's "A Window into the Soul" was a broader look at the struggle to achieve Civil Rights.

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Topics: poetry, students, Black History Month

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