Fourth-grade students at Independence Elementary geared up to participate in the Tangipahoa Parish Fair poetry contest.

Marius Jackson, Christoria Brown and Sean Howard, of Bernadette Legoria’s fourth-grade class, recently shared their poems with the school during morning announcements. Principal Lisa Raiford said she believes the students represent the learning and education they are receiving at IES proudly at the parish fair, a news release from the school said.