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Two BMS 6th Graders Honored for Literary Creations

1/22/2015

Congratulations to Brady Middle School 6th grader Ashley Cohn who was the grade-level contest winner in the 2015 "Happy Birthday Dr. King" Birthday Card Contest and to Amaree Harrell whose book review of an Anne Frank biography was selected for publication in Scholastic's online magazine Storyworks this month! 

As a member of the 2015 Class of MLK Holiday Scholars, Ashley received a trophy and a scholarship at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration in which Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and other dignitaries were scheduled to speak. 

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee sponsors the contest each year as part of a community activity celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who would have turned 86 on January 19th. Students are invited to create a birthday card to honor Dr. King using the title "Happy Birthday Dr. King!" More than 11-thousand students have participated in this contest during the past 14 years.

Classmate Amaree Harrell's book review was one of only four selected nationwide for publication in Scholastic's online magazine Storyworks!   As one of her fifth grade language arts projects at Moreland Hills Elementary School last year, Amaree wrote a review of the National Geographic Biography Anne Frank: The Young Writer Who Told the World Her Story by Ann Kramer.

Every student in her fifth grade class chose a book to review. Amaree said she chose the Anne Frank story because she had learned about the Holocaust victim previously and was interested in learning more about her. When she read Kramer's book, she wanted others to know what a great book it was and how much information could be gleaned from it.

"Worldwide, there have been many books about Anne Frank and how she lived. The most famous of these is her own diary. No book is more inspirational than her own words. This book made me want to read her diary so I can hear the story from Anne Frank herself," she wrote in the review.

Congratulations Ashley and Amaree!!!

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