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Hall student is national poetry contest finalist
Poem began as class project and teacher submitted work to competition
Katie Rose Dionne
A Hall County eighth-grader’s thirst for knowledge landed her behind a podium at the Library of Congress, speaking in front of international students and former poet laureates. Katie Rose Dionne, an eighth-grader at the Da Vinci Academy in Oakwood, was selected as a finalist for the River of Words competition — an international poetry and art competition for students. Dionne’s poem, “Stream of Consciousness,” was chosen as one of the best from a crop of thousands from around the world.