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Baltimore county student named one of five National Student Poets

Baltimore county student named one of five National Student Poets

His first poem, written in second grade during a particularly uneventful keyboarding class, was about the raindrops just outside the window.

The poem was prized by his teacher and immediately pinned with a red thumbtack to the bulletin board for all to see. At that moment, Joey Reisberg decided to be a poet.

Thursday, the 17-year-old was inducted as one of five National Student Poets by First Lady Michelle Obama in a White House ceremony. The designation is the nation's highest honor for youth poets under a program launched in 2011.

"Joey is one of those rare students bursting with a strong, original voice," said one of his favorite teachers, Rebecca Mlinek...

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