Local poet receives national honors

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A young poet receives national honors for a poem that she wrote.

Camila Sanmiguel

Camila Sanmiguel was one of five poets selected for the prestigious National Student Poets Program.

Sanmiguel is a second generation Mexican-American and sees poetry as a way to appeal to human emotions and understand different groups of people who come from different backgrounds.

Sanmiguel's poem 'Selfish' was selected.

The other young poets were from Philadelphia, California, Virginia and Minnesota.