Grant Norris’ poem “Journey to a Better Day” was awarded 1st place in the 11th grade, senior division, Florida State Poets Association (FSPA) Lee Bennett Hopkins (LBH) Poetry for Young People contest. Out of 632 entries, his was one of seven to receive the LBH award and among the first student-poets in Florida to receive this award. Norris received a cash prize, publication in the FSPA anthology, and personal comments from poets Elizabeth O’Brien and Lee Bennett Hopkins.  Additionally, his poem was also forwarded to the national Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest.