SDES Students Recognized for Literary Works

SDES Fourth Graders Recognized for Literary Works
Posted on 04/18/2022
South Douglas elementary school recently had two 4th grade students receive special recognition for their literary work. 

MacKenzie Daniel’s original poem, entitled Turtle Journey, was selected from thousands of entries as a National Finalist in the River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Project.

“I loved using my imagination and using rhymes and rhythm when I wrote my poem,” explained MacKenzie. She will be honored in May at the Decatur Public Library.

Her work will be published with other award winning student artwork and poems in the 2022 Georgia River of Words Journal.  

Congratulations are also in order for Tripp Starling! Tripp was recognized as a top orator in the Junior Division of the online Frederick Douglass Oratory Contest.

He competed against students from across the country in the event that was sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Historical Site in Washington D.C. Tripp was presented with a plaque and a $50 Visa gift card.

Tripp said, "Frederick Douglass beat the odds throughout his whole life. I feel like I beat the odds too by remembering lines from a long speech and presenting the Frederick Douglass speech with passion. It was worth the effort!"
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