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Students compete in Red Steagall poetry contest, Johnson earns scholarship


Cade Johnson and Camrin Byers, students at Henrietta Junior High, traveled to Fort Worth on Saturday, Oct. 25, to recite cowboy poems for Red Steagal and a number of Judges at the annual Red Steagal Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival.

Johnson, a seventh grader, placed second in the junior division of the youth poetry contest for ages 8-12, winning a $2,500 schlarship. Byers and eighth grade classmates Abbie Zamzow and Kirsten Brown were finalists in the senior division, for ages 13-18.

Works composed by the young cowboy poets were meant to reflect an understanding and creative use of cowboy language and an understanding of the western heritage.


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