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Jackie Robinson’s Daughter Honors Young Students for Essays

Jackie Robinson’s Daughter Honors Young Students for Essays

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Jackie Robinson’s Daughter Honors Young Students for Essays
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The daughter of Jackie Robinson has honored two western Pennsylvania students for their award-winning essays inspired by the baseball legend’s life.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (http://bit.ly/26jX5Eu ) Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson, presented certificates to 12-year-old Renah Kozemchak and 11-year-old Calyn Jones during a Thursday ceremony at Yough Intermediate Middle School in Ruffs Dale, located southeast of Pittsburgh.
The girls were among 20 winners nationwide in the 20th annual “Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life” essay contest sponsored by Major League Baseball.

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The contest is designed to teach students in grades four through nine about the obstacles Jackie Robinson faced when he became the first African-American in the major leagues in 1947.
Sharon Robinson has been traveling to schools across the country to present certificates to contest winners.

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