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Miami‑Dade Public Library System Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

– Miami‑Dade Public Library System selects top‑three winners from more than 150 entries –

(Miami, FL – May 26, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System is proud to announce that it has selected the winners of the 5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest.

First place goes to Sophia Saco, a student of Mater Academy High School. Sophia’s poem, “I am Fangirl,” was selected from more than 150 entries. She will receive a $150 Gift Certificate to Barnes & Noble. The second place winner is Samantha McGilvray, of Miami Palmetto Senior High for her poem “Blood Moon” and in third place is Kaitlyn Mejia, of Arvida Middle School for her “The Strings of Life.”

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