Mich., Tuesday, April 8, 2014—A
fourth-grade student at South Canton Scholars Charter Academy won a statewide
writing contest. Rhea Sridhara won a poetry category in the Kroger “I Can Make
History” writing contest. The contest was held during Black History Month.
Rhea is involved in South Canton’s
advanced writing club. Her teacher Diana Nati encouraged all of the students in
the club to enter the Kroger contest. Rhea wrote a poem about Frederick
Douglass and her appreciation for his perseverance and work for freedom.
“I am very proud of Rhea and of the
other students who submitted poems,” said Nati. “Her poem was carefully crafted
and the result was a very effective piece with a message that obviously
resonated with the judges.”
the contest to all fourth-through twelfth-grade students in Michigan. Students could enter one of four categories:
art, essay, poetry, or music.
April 6, Sridhara, her family, and Nati attended the winners luncheon in Dearborn.
Sridhara won a laptop as a prize.
Canton Scholars Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving
students in grades kindergarten through eighth.