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Dist. 427 congratulates young authors

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:40 p.m. CDT

SYCAMORE – Sycamore Community Unit School District 427 has selected three students to participate in the 39th annual Statewide Young Authors Conference at Illinois State University Saturday, May 18.

The representatives are Callie Bickner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bickner, a first grader from West Elementary School; Kaitlyn Berntsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Berntsen, a fifth grader from North Grove Elementary School; and Emilee Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Jackson and Ms. Shannon Clarke, an eighth grader from Sycamore Middle School.

Many students participated in the program district-wide. Each student that participated received a certificate of award. The three students, selected by a team of retired teachers, will have the opportunity to meet with noted children's authors and have their manuscripts on display at the state conference. All three students will receive state certificates.

The Sycamore School District Board of Education will honor these students at the April 9 board meeting.

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