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Brodey wins Jane Austen essay contest

The Jane Austen Society of North America awarded Emma Brodey of Chapel Hill first place in the high school division of its essay contest.

Emma was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, a full set of Jane Austen’s writings, free registration and two nights lodging for the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held in Canada in October. Emma, 16, attends East Chapel Hill High School.