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Local Student Wins National Poetry Contest

Category: Parent Points

Crystal Springs 3rd grade student Jaidon Osborne just won a national poetry contest with his poem titled, “Dear America.” The contest was sponsored by USA Gold pencils and Scholastic, and Jaidon's poem was selected out of more than 14,000 entries. The contest asked kids to write original poems to answer the question, “What makes the USA special to you?”

“We were blown away by the great original work the teachers submitted on behalf of their students,” said Shantelle Taylor, Senior Manager Global Brand Marketing, Mega Brands America Inc. “There were so many amazing poems. Picking the winners was a tough job. We congratulate everyone who participated.”

U.S.A. Gold aimed to inspire kids to learn more about our country and express their thoughts through hand-written poetry. Each child won a cash prize of $500, plus $50 in U.S.A. Gold®pencils. Teachers of the winning students also received a $150 American Express® gift card, plus $100 worth of stationery products including U.S.A. Gold®pencils, an electric pencil sharpener and erasers.

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