Kelsey Ball took first place winner in the statewide Junior Creative Poetry contest. It was published and announced in Sunday, April 22 2012 Salt Lake Tribune. This was no small feat. The competition, sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society is now in its 65th year and thought to be the largest statewide poetry contest in the country. This year, some 1,520 entries from students in 190 schools throughout the state were submitted.