KENOSHA (WKOW) – A fifth-grader from Kenosha will be honored after her poem won a national contest for Black History Month.
According to a Kenosha News report, Marissa Callaway will be recognized on Tuesday at a meeting of the Kenosha Unified School Board.
Callaway's poem, "Black," was selected out of thousands of poems in the Top Ten Poems for the Spring Creative Communications Poetry Contest in the U.S. and Canada. Callaway was the winner in the category for grades 4-6.
teacher at Stocker Elementary School, Meg fisher, suggested the contest to
her. Marissa says she came up with it to
illustrate "how so many things are black and how they could be perfect and
beautiful." In one line Marissa writes, "As
you can see black, black is beautiful just like me."
Just click on the link to read Marissa's full poem.
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