Tribal youth wins poetry contest
Tribal youth Saghaley Lewis, 11, won first place in the 9 to 12 years of age division in a poetry contest held by the Willamette Heritage Center at Mission Mill in Salem.
Lewis' poem was titled "The Playground":
"This was a playground that looked quite cool,
But I was such a fool.
In the winter, I could taste the cold, wet air;
In the summer, we could pick the flowers and wear them in our hair.
It used to have a very long slide,
You would hear the children's laughter as they went for a ride.
It was amazing, it was cool.
Now it is middle school."
Saghaley is the son of Tribal member David Lewis, the Tribe's Cultural Resources Department manager, and his wife, Donna.