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Oklahoma education news in brief for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
Oklahoman Published: September 29, 2013

Oklahoma Forestry Services hosts poster contest

Oklahoma Forestry Services is encouraging fifth-grade classes across the state to participate in the 2014 Oklahoma Arbor Week Poster Contest. Students have until Nov. 29 to submit posters for consideration.

Oklahoma's Arbor Week is the last week of March.

The winner of the competition will receive a number of prizes, including a savings bond and recognition at the Arbor Week Kickoff Luncheon in March at the Governor's Mansion.

The winning poster will be printed professionally for distribution to schools and Arbor Week celebrations throughout the state.

For more information about the contest and educator materials, go to or contact Jeri Irby at or 522-6160.

Young adult authors to host benefit lecture for Moore

In cooperation with Random House, Brown Brothers Books and Perma-Bound Books, Norman Public Schools will feature four award-winning young adult authors at a reading Monday.

The evening's featured authors are Gennifer Choldenko, Ruta Sepetys, Wendelin Van Draanen and Sonia Gensler.

They will speak about their award-winning books and their writing and creative processes.

While the lecture is free, books will be sold at the event, with proceeds going to help Moore Public Schools tornado recovery efforts.

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