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Alexa Miyamoto, front row, right, was among the five students who won awards for their writing from West Contra Costa County Serra International. Alexa is pictured with her eighth-grade classmates at St. Paul School in San Pablo. At the upper right is their teacher, Derek Payne.
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Serra International honors five young writers

"Who is your religious role model and why? And how has he or she influenced your life?"

That's the question West Contra Costa County Serra International asked eighth-graders at five Catholic schools in April. Students were invited to respond in an essay. Winners were chosen at each of the schools. Each received $35. In addition, their eighth-grade teachers received $50 each.

The winning students are:

Alexa Miyamoto, St. Paul School, San Pablo.

Jazmin Estebez, St. Cornelius School, Richmond.

Gaby Juarbe, St. David School, Richmond.

Kathleen Saldana, St. John the Baptist School, El Cerrito.

Lauren Ong, St. Patrick School, Rodeo.

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