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Two Indian-Americans selected for prestigious Poets Program

Two Indian-American teens are among five students selected for the prestigious National Students Poets Program, the White House has announced.

US First Lady Michelle Obama would welcome the budding poets, including Indian-Americans Maya Eashwaran and Gopal Raman, at the White House on September 8, an official announcement said.

Eashwaran (17) is from Alpharetta in Georgia and Raman is from Dallas in Texas. 

The other three are Stella Binion from Chicago, Joey Reisberg from Towson in Maryland and Maya Salameh from San Diego in California.

Since its inception in 2011, the National Student Poets Program has showcased the essential role of writing and the arts in academic and personal success for audiences across the country.

Each year, the five National Student Poets are chosen from a pool of outstanding writers, grades 9-11.
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