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Vt. High Schooler places 2nd in national poetry competition

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A big night for the Vermont state poetry champion-- Claude Mumbere came in second in the national finals in Washington, D.C.

Claude Mumbere is a Burlington High School senior. He recited Lord Byron's "She Walks In Beauty" in the last of three rounds Tuesday. The National Poetry Out Loud contest draws state champions from across the country together for two days of competition.

Mumbere was born in the Congo but moved to the U.S. eight years ago. His second place finish gives him some big bragging rights and a cool $10,000 in prize money.

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