Suburban St. Louis Student Wins Essay Contest

Posted: May 2, 2013 7:35 AM by Associated Press

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - A suburban St. Louis high school student is receiving national recognition for her essay on body image.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Parkway Central High School freshman Jennifer Wayland is a grand-prize winner in Major League Baseball's "Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" essay contest. The contest honors the legacy of Jackie Robinson.

Jennifer wrote a personal story about body image. It was selected from more than 18,000 other student essays. She won a laptop computer and will join Robinson's daughter, Sharon, at the All-Star Game in July.

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