Top Student Writers, Artists from CPS to Receive Honor

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Students from a dozen schools across the Chicago area recently put their creative skills to the test by entering the 2013-14 Follett Essay and Poster Contest for Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) in Chicago. Thirteen winners from area elementary, middle and high schools were selected from hundreds of applicants and will be honored at an upcoming event on April 25 at the Harold Washington Library. To win the contest, the students had to answer two questions through an essay or creative poster: “Where do you see yourself when you’re 25 and how will books shape your life?” The contest, designed to promote literacy in Chicago area schools, has been a partnership between Follett and Reading Is Fundamental in Chicago for more than 10 years. During that span, the essay and poster contest has formally recognized nearly 200 students for their outstanding writing and artistic talents. Follett Corporation provides more than 30,000 new books to children in the Chicago area each year.

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