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Young Achiever: Rachel Stein

Young Achiever: Rachel Stein
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 5:42 p.m.
 

Age: 15

Residence: Fox Chapel

School: Sophomore at Fox Chapel Area High School

Family: Parents Allison and Brad: brothers Devon, 13; Dylan 9; Aidan, 6.

Hobbies: Dance and musicals. She is a member of the B'Nai B'rith Youth Organization.

Notable: Rachel won first place in a poetry slam contest organized by the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective earlier this month. The contest was open to anyone from the region ages 13 to 20 and held at Union Project in Highland Park. Her poems included one she wrote as a letter of advice from a 15-year-old to herself as a middle school student. She also wrote a poem about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy. A third poem was a satire of questions she has been asked about her Jewish ancestry. There were five people in the contest. Rachel started writing poetry in the fall.

Quote: “I was so excited. It was my first slam poetry competition. It was an honor to win among such a great group of poets.”

— Rick Wills

 

 
 


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