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Miami‑Dade Public Library System Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

– Miami‑Dade Public Library System selects top‑three winners from more than 150 entries –

(Miami, FL – May 26, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System is proud to announce that it has selected the winners of the 5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest.

First place goes to Sophia Saco, a student of Mater Academy High School. Sophia’s poem, “I am Fangirl,” was selected from more than 150 entries. She will receive a $150 Gift Certificate to Barnes & Noble. The second place winner is Samantha McGilvray, of Miami Palmetto Senior High for her poem “Blood Moon” and in third place is Kaitlyn Mejia, of Arvida Middle School for her “The Strings of Life.”

About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System, a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and several National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. MDPLS strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, programs, and art and culture so they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, Technobus, special services, website ( and MDPLS iLibrary app, the Library proudly serves more than seven million annual visitors. Serving the community for more than 40 years, MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.


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