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Updated: 03/07/2013 08:01:48AM

Bartow woman wins first place in poetry contest

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Christine Roslow

Misty Roper


Students from Stephens Elementary show their math toolkits. In the front row, from left, is Devan Patel, Brenda Meza, Jonathan Joseph, Katelyn Meeks, Bree Lawhead, Eduardo Trejo-Lopez. Back row, from left, Andres Castro, Yenifer Ortiz, Lizbeth Marin, David Marin, Oscar Marin, Adriana Trejo-Lopez and principal April Sumner.

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Misty Roper is a busy woman. She attends school at Polk State College, works full time at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and now she has become the first Polk State College student to win first place in the 2013 Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest.

She won in late February at the Florida Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Fort Lauderdale, topping competing poets from Honors Programs at colleges and universities across the state.

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