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Marya Yates students semifinalists in Fatherhood Essay Contest

Principal LisWoods with students DariJeffries (from left) Cymbre RobinsKennedy Ross who were named semifinalists 2013 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative/Chicago White Sox

Principal Lisa Woods with students Darion Jeffries (from left), Cymbre Robinson and Kennedy Ross, who were named semifinalists in the 2013 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative/Chicago White Sox Illinois Fatherhood Essay Contest. | Supplied photo

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Updated: September 5, 2013 6:01AM



Three students from Marya Yates Elementary School in Matteson were selected as semifinalists in the 2013 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative/Chicago White Sox Illinois Fatherhood Essay Contest.

The theme of this year’s essay was “What My Father Means to Me.”

Kindergartener Cymbre Robinson, fourth-grader Darion Jeffries and first-grader Kennedy Ross were selected as a part of the 156 winning essays from among 18,000 entries for this year’s contest.

They and their fathers and families were invited to be guests at the Chicago White Sox vs. Miami Marlins game for the annual Faces of Fatherhood Celebration.

Lisa Woods is principal at Marya Yates Elementary School.

Staff reports



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