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Top row: Montana Senator Conrad Burns with Cassin LaFountaine, Montana Poetry Out Loud State Champion; Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska State Champion Naphtali Leyland Fields, and Senator Ted Stevens. Middle row: New Mexico State Champion Fantasia Lonjose; Massachusetts State Champion Vinh Hua; Nebraska State Champion Shuqiao Song. Bottom row: Senator Johnny Isakson and Georgia State Champion Michelle Arielle McIntyre; Minnesota State Champion Tottiana Adams and Rep. Betty McCollum. Photos: James Kegley.