Area Teen Among National Student Poets for 2013

Sojourner Ahebee is one of five to be honored.

The Daily News reports that Overbrook teen Sojourner Ahebee is one of five students honored as a 2013 National Student Poet. She was recognized at the White House on September 20, and Ahebee tells the paper she was excited to meet First Lady Michele Obama. 

“She was really engaging with our work,” Ahebee told the paper. “So that was really powerful, to think that the first lady was reading our poetry and really absorbing to the point that she was remembering little details that even we had forgotten.” Read the whole piece for Ahebee’s interesting life story.

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