Student’s poem earns statewide recognition
Ezekial Town writes poetry to make sense of his emotions, so when he was paging through a U.S. History book last year and saw some of the figures associated with World War II — the number of American dead, the number of total dead — he picked up a pen.
“I just couldn’t understand the numbers that were on that page,” said Town, who was an eighth grader at the time but just finished his freshman year at Rosemount High School. “I couldn’t understand the actual suffering.”
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