News outlets in Colorado and Georgia reported on local finalists in the 2012 River of Words International Youth Creativity Award contest. The Windsor Beacon.com, a hyper-local publication of the Gannett newspaper "The Coloradan," which reaches Windsor, Colorado's 21,000 citizens, reported on five elementary school children who were recognized in a statewide competition.

The article "Five Tozer Primary School students win poetry awards" mentions that three of the finalists second grader Kaden Kloppe and first graders Eli Chavez and Catherine Ritchhart would travel to Washington D.C. for the 17th annual River of Words International Youth Creativity Awards on Monday, April 23 at the Library of Congress. The story also includes poetry from the young finalists.

And the Gainesville Times, a newspaper serving Northeast Georgia, reported on eighth-grade student Katie Rose Dionne who was also selected as a finalist for the 2012 River of Words International Youth Creativity Awards.




In the Gainesville Times article "Hall student is national poetry contest finalist" Dionne speaks about her excitement as one of a dozen or more finalists and grand prize winners who read their poems and addressed a roomful of attendees at the River of Words national ceremony.

Watch Dionne read her poem "Stream of Consciousness" at the River of Words national ceremony.

Date of Mention 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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