RuiLin Guo’s poem, Against All Odds, is one of twelve winning entries in the writing category of the 2010 Get to Know Contest. Ruilin is a 10th grade student living in beautiful Barrie, Ontario. She loves art, poetry, reading, and nature, as well as figure skating and badminton. This calm perfectionist is also an avid birdwatcher and wants to change the world! Here is an excerpt of Ruilin’s winning entry. Against All Odds By RuiLin Guo, age 15, from Ontario The green plant unfurls From a crack in grey pavement Nature still survives For a complete list of all Get to Know winners please follow this link.