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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:50 am | Updated: 11:11 am, Fri Apr 29, 2011.

There are a lot of reasons I am proud to be in Arizona. These are some reasons why I am proud.

First, I am proud because this state is known as the “Copper State”. Why we are called “The Copper State” is because we have a lot of copper in Arizona. We are popular in other minerals too, like zinc, silver, uranium, and gold, but we have the most copper.

Second, I am proud of the progress our state has made. We started out as nothing and gradually turned into a territory and then a state.

Third I am proud of the animals and citrus we have. We have a ton of cattle and is also popular with our cotton fields. We have a good supply of oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines too.

These are some reasons I am proud of Arizona. We call them “The Four Cs”. The progress of the state is not one of the Four Cs, but it is still important. I hope you are now proud of your home.

• Jade Hansen, age 9, Franklin East Elementary School, Mesa

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