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Jackson High School students earn top awards in Spanish literary contest

Jackson High School students June Chang and Jared Kerber earn top awards in the 20th annual ‘Yo escribo en Español’ literary contest. Chang placed third in her narrative essay in the category of Spanish speakers and Kerber placed third in poetry as a Spanish speaker.
Left to right: Ivett Thompson, June Chang, Jared Kerber, and Dave Peters. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

From an Everett Public Schools news release.

Jackson High School students June Chang and Jared Kerber earn top awards in the 20th annual ‘Yo escribo en Español’ literary contest.
 
This year’s topic was “celebrating the diversity and richness of our culture” and students from 110 schools statewide participated and submitted 520 essays.

Jackson High seniors Chang and Kerber, both AP Spanish and Language Culture students, made strong showings in their categories.

Chang placed third with her narrative essay in the category of Spanish speakers and Kerber placed third in poetry as a Spanish speaker.

“This is the second year my AP Spanish students have placed and received top awards in this highly competitive writing contest statewide,” shared Ivett Thompson, AP Spanish teacher at Jackson High School.

She went on to say, “I’m so proud we’re able to honor them for their hard work.”

The contest is sponsored by the Center for Spanish Studies - Seattle, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the University of Washington, and the Education Office of Spain - USA.

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