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Byline: The Register-Guard

State awards six Eugene students for poetry

Six students from the Eugene area have won awards in the Oregon State Youth Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Oregon State Poetry Association.

The winners include Willa Bauman, a home-schooled 10th-grader who attends HomeSource, first place in her category for "Elegy for Fyodor Dostoevsky"; Bethany Van Den Elzen, a home-schooled fourth-grader who attends HomeSource, third place in her category for "What Silver Means to Me"; Chas Cassidy, an eighth-grader at Jefferson Middle School, an honorable mention in his category for "Like Rain in the Morning"; Hanna Hutcheson, a sophomore at Churchill High School, an honorable mention in her category for "Confusion"; Cienna Jade Simmons, a senior at Pleasant Hill High School, an honorable mention in her category for "Here's Something To Be"; and Blaine Patrick Werner Jr., a home-schooled eighth-grader who attends HomeSource, an honorable mention in his category for "Ode to the Snack Machine."

More than 1,000 student poets from throughout the state competed in four categories based on grade level. All winning poems will be published in the 2007 edition of "Cascadia: The Oregon Student Poetry Anthology."

Springfield sophomore

to attend Interlochen

Alec Crisman, a sophomore at Springfield High School, has been chosen to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Mich., this summer. The center accepts more than 2,100 students in grades 3 to 12 from around the world to participate in music, theater, dance, creative writing, motion picture arts and visual arts summer programs. Crisman's audition film, consisting of a contemporary monologue and a monologue from Shakespeare, was selected from among 500 student auditions. He will participate in the theater arts division.

Two Cottage Grove

students honored at event

Two Cottage Grove High School students were honored at the 58th annual Pacific Northwest District Key Club convention held earlier this month.

Senior Shawna Harper was named outstanding secretary among the 285 club secretaries in the district, and freshman Daniel Zajic was named the winner of the Malcolm Lewis Award, which is presented to an outstanding member based on their positive contributions.
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