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New Orleans high school student wins SU poetry contest

5/05/2014
Pictured from left are: Glenda Llorens; the 4th place winner Eleanor Stern; 3rd place, Clara Souvignier; and 1st place, Sarah Gamard, all from New Orleans Center for Creative Arts; and Chancellor James L. Llorens. Photo by John Oubre

 

Sarah Gamard, a student at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, won first place at Southern University's fourth annual Pinkie Gordon Lane Poetry Contest Awards program held Friday, May 2, in the John B. Cade Library on the Baton Rouge campus.

 

High school students from around the state were invited to participate in contest, said Dr. Emma B. Perry, Dean of Libraries at Southern.

 

The other top finishers were: Emmaline Rice, Caddo Magnet High School, second place; Clara Souvignier, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, third place; and Eleanor Stern, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, fourth place.

 

Those chosen as honorable mention, included: Alidia Findley of Baton Rouge Magnet High School; Genevieve Lovern, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Sam Wallace, McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, and Madeleine Yates, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.