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April 1st, 2010
Poetry contest winners announced at board meeting

032910ShadeShade Smith reads her prize winning poem as San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer looks on.


One of many events featured at San Marcos High School )SMHS) during February’s Black History Month was a poetry contest.

At the March meeting of the San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees, SMHS Librarian Sandra Plumb announced the poetry contest winners. Senior Shade Smith won first place and senior Brittany Howard finished in second place.

Smith, whose poem was entitled “We Shall Overcome,” was awarded a $75 gift card for her first place prize. Howard’s poem, “Questions,” won her a $50 gift card.

Shade Smith read her prize winning poem to the trustees at the meeting. Howard was unable to attend as she was engaged in a soccer playoff game at the high school.

Gift Cards for the poetry contest were provided by A+ Federal Credit Union. The theme for the Black History Month poetry contest was “African Americans Breaking Boundaries: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.”

032910boardBlack History Month poetry contest winner Shade Smith, center, with San Marcos CISD trustees.

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