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SanTan kids have talent! In the fi rst issue of every month, the SanTan Sun News prints
the best entries from kids in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of
categories. Congratulations to this month’s winners!
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Note: If a great entry doesn’t make it into this issue because of space considerations, we will hold it over to run
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in a future issue. Submissions are minimally edited to preserve the writer’s voice. If your submission appears in this
section, compare it to your original to help improve your writing skills.

Send us your knockout
Knockout Knockout
stories and photos!
POEM: POEM:
Ode to Mom and Dad Useless Things
Students in Chandler
by Arya, fi rst grade, CTA Independence by Anika Joshi, Conley Elementary
and Gilbert have the
opportunity to see their
Roses are red, A car without a honk
articles, stories, poems, .
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Violets are blue. A crash without a bonk
editorials and illustrations
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I know you’re my parents, Butter without bread
in print in the SanTan
My parents are true. A bed without a spread
Sun Kids Opportunity
That was a special poem for you
section. Visit www.SanTanSun.com, click on Youth
And I love you. Some pancake without mix
and then Student Writer Permission Slip to download
A superstar without lyrics
a submission/permission slip. Complete the form and
One foot without a shoe
have your parents sign it so we have their permission
A ghost without a boo
to print your material with your byline. Then, email your

submission/permission slip and writing or cartoon to
A house without a roof
Lynda@SanTanSun.com as a Word fi le (if writing) or JPEG
Goofy without his goof
(if art) or pasted into the email. If you don’t have access
Knockout
A door without a slit
to email, or prefer to send your submission on disk, you
POEM: Gymnastics without learning the splits
may send a hard copy of the form with your entry in a
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Word fi le or JPEG on a CD via postal mail to Lynda Exley,
by Patrick, Conley Elementary
Kids Op Page, SanTan Sun News, P.O. Box 23, Chandler,
AZ 85244-0023. For more information on the Kids Op
Wind gently blowing across the sky
page, or to have SanTan Sun News Editor Lynda Exley
Leaves swaying under the clouds
speak at your school to rev students up about writing
On a lush winter morning
and publishing, email Lynda@SanTanSun.com.
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