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Aretha Franklin isn’t the only one who wanted it; this year more than 100 high school students submitted poetry and prose inspired by the theme “Respect” to the 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest. Read the 12 winning works and see photos from Awards Night, at which more than a dozen students read their compositions to an audience awed by their creativity, passion, and authenticity.

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