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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Announces the Winners of the Poetry Contest

from the TSBVI website <www.tsbvi.edu>

Abstract: The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is celebrating 150 years in Austin! The contest winners of the first Sesquicentennial Poetry competition were announced in January, and more competitions are to come.

Key words: family, blind, visually impaired, TSBVI student poetry

On January 27th, Ric Williams from the Austin Chronicle announced the winners of the first sesquicentennial poetry contest.

Ryan Garcia receiving award

The two winners, Ryan Garcia, from Flour Bluff ISD, outside of Corpus Christi, and Maricela Alvarado who is currently a student at TSBVI and who lives in Fresno, Texas, read their poems on stage to a standing-room only crowd. Ryan was escorted to Austin with an entourage of family and VI teachers.

Both Garcia, a former TSBVI student, and Alvarado received $100.00 from All Blind Children of Texas, a TSBVI T-shirt and a calendar.

Congratulations! And don't forget to enter the next contest by April 13, 2006! Contest entry details can be found at <http://www.tsbvi.edu/school/sesq/poetry-all.htm>.

Editor's Note: Along with the details on the next competition, the winning poems can be found on the TSBVI website at <http://www.tsbvi.edu/school/sesq/12706poetry.htm>.

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