Students compete in Red Steagall poetry contest, Johnson earns scholarship

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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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