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Oregon fourth-grader wins Capitol Christmas tree essay contest

Governor Brown and her staff read essays from about 1,200 fourth graders.

Posted: Oct 16, 2018 7:27 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2018 10:39 AM

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Governor Kate Brown visited Jackson Elementary on Monday to announce the winner of the Capitol Christmas tree essay contest.

Fourth-grader Brigette Harrington's poem won.

The contest opened earlier this year, and in order to enter, fourth-graders had to write letters about what they love about Oregon’s outdoors. Governor Brown and her staff read essays from about 1,200 fourth graders.

Harrington, the lucky fourth-grader from Jackson Elementary, will go to Washington, D.C., to light the Capitol Christmas tree. Harrington and a family member will also get a free hotel stay.

This year Harrington will also get a special gift from the U.S. Forest Service -- an official tree-lighting ugly Christmas sweater.

Harrington said it took her three days to write the poem that won.

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