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HOPE student wins Colorado Rockies essay contest


DENVER - A HOPE Online Learning Center student was selected as one of three winners for an essay contest sponsored by the Colorado Rockies.

Paige Franklin, an eighth-grader at HOPE's Redeemer Learning Center in Denver, was selected as the middle school winner of the Colorado Rockies' Breaking Barriers Youth Essay Contest.

The contest commemorates one of the most significant moments in Major League Baseball history, when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. In 2004, Commissioner Selig proclaimed that April 15 would always be known as Jackie Robinson Day.

The Colorado Rockies have continued to celebrate this moment through the essay contest, by bringing more exposure to the life, values and accomplishments of not only Jackie Robinson but other African-American leaders who have inspired us to break any barrier and succeed. 

Three essays are selected by the Colorado Rockies for their Breaking Barriers Essay Contest, one representing elementary schools, middle and high schools.

Paige's essay was chosen out of hundreds of submissions, and earned her four VIP tickets to watch the Rockies take on the New York Mets on Monday, April 15.

She and the other winners will be recognized during the game.

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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