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SUBR Library annual Pinkie Gordon Lane Poetry Program, April 19 - 4/19/2013 -

The Southern University Baton Rouge John B. Cade Library dean of Libraries, faculty, and staff will acknowledge the winners of the 3rd Annual Pinkie Gordon Lane Poetry Contest Friday, April 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. on the first floor of Southern University's John B. Cade Library.
The guest speaker will be SU's athletic director William Broussard. WAFB-TV Channel 9 news anchor Donna Britt will present awards to each winner.

Participating high schools include McKinley High, Caddo Magnet High, Catholic High, Scotlandville Magnet, Thomas Jefferson High for Advance Studies, Woodlawn High, Port Allen High, Denham Spring High, Mentorship Academy (Baton Rouge), and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
The winners of this year's contest are:
     1st Place:"We Walk Down Rosemary Beach" by Jack Mierl, 11th grade, New Orleans Center for
          Creative Arts
     2nd Place: "Rebirth" Catherine Zhouby, 9th grade, McKinley Senior High School
     3rd Place: "Creation" by Kelvin Wells, 10th grade, McKinley Senior High School
     4th Place: "Memories of a Lake House" by Sarah Rokaw, 11th grade, Caddo Parish Magnet High
Honorable mention:
     "Snow Globe," by Kayla Smith, Caddo Parish Magnet High School
     "The Day Music Died," by Liz Hanlon, McKinley Senior High School
     "Laughter," by Rachel Eley, McKinley Senior High School
     "Empty," by Lucy Guo from McKinley Senior High School

The annual competition is named in honor of the late Pinkie Gordon Lane who served as the chair of the English Department at Southern from 1974 until her retirement in 1986. Lane was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. from LSU and was Poet Laureate of Louisiana from 1989-1993.

The event is free and open to the public.


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