Latin Poetry Contest
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The SC Hispanic Leadership Council announces winners of the Third Amateur Latin Poetry Contest!

Adult Category:

  • First Place: No Reposemos las Gargantas (Let’s not rest our voices) By G. Santiago Sandi-Ureña, Clemson SC;
  • Second Place: Latido Multiplicado (Accelerated Heartbeat) by Maureen Moreira Meza, Woodruff SC:
  • Third Place: El Morral (The Knapsack) by Jose Aldo Orjuela, Greenvile, SC.

Under Sixteen Category:

  • First Place: Memories By Selene D. Means, Irmo SC;
  • Second Place: Her Hands by Pauline Arroyo, Lexington, SC,
  • Third Place: Lollipop by Julie Anne Castro, Chapin SC.

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