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Robinson wins second in literary contest


Osmond Robinson II, was listening to the announcements that morning.

He heard about the 12th Annual Blacks in Government Essay Contest for middle schoolers and took it upon himself to enter, said Erin Powers, his sixth- grade Language Arts teacher at Cedar Bluff Middle School.


Robinson was the only CBMS student to receive an award in the I would like to tell the world a little known fact about regional contest celebrating Black History Month.

Robinson received a certificate at a banquet held in Oak Ridge in February.

The youngster wrote about Jack Johnson, the famous black boxer, Powers said.

He was the first black boxer who went further than anybody else, Robinson said. He was world champion at one time. Even through all the time with the racism and stuff, he didnt let that bother him.

Me and my dad watched a movie about him last summer, he added while explaining how he became familiar with the boxer.

Powers described Robinson as a leader, very popular, very outgoing, very smart and very supported at home.

 

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