22-Apr-13

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Rosarian Academy 4th Grade Student Imagines What it Would be Like to be Homeless: Wins 1st Place

4th grade Rosarian Academy student, Elizabeth Cloninger, won first place in The LordÕs Place 3rd through 5th grade drawing, poetry, essay contest. Along with winning the first place title, Elizabeth received a $200 cash prize ($100 of which she is donating back to The LordÕs Place) and read her essay at the Meyer phitheatre in front of approximately 350 people Friday night, April 24th at SleepOutÑan event to end homelessness in Palm Beach County.

Given the prompt, When IÕm away from home, this is how I feelÉ, Elizabeth starts off her essay, ÒWhen IÕm away from home, I feel sad and look forward to the moment I can return to the place that I love mostÉmy homeÉImagine not having a home. Imagine not having stuff. Imagine not having any places to put pictures or things that mean so much to you.Ó

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