Poetry contest

Port Orange ninth grader wins national poetry contest

Sage Day is a champ.

She wrote a poem about women’s suffrage, and her third-grade teacher, Mrs. West of Cypress Creek Elementary in Port Orange, entered her poem in the local contest sponsored by the Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The poem won the contest, then moved on to the state and won again. She then won the Southeast Division, followed by the National Contest. She received a medal and is currently in fourth grade, taking her classes online, according to her mother, Chantel Day.

The poem is as follows:

1920-2020

100 years ago, women were not

allowed to vote.

I know it’s hard to believe, but

This is not a joke.

In 1848, the women’s rights movement

has begun.

Women were tired of being mistreated

so they started planning.

In 1913 they marched in Washington, DC,

in the Women’s Suffrage Parade.

Thousands of women united for the

right to vote, proud and fearless.

The right to vote was granted in 1920

because these strong women have paved

the path.

Please honor their hard work and

courage in voting on election day.

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