HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – Janessa Rodriguez, a sixth grade student at the Morgan school in Holyoke was presented with a academic certificate for an essay she wrote. In the essay she talks about challenges she has overcome in the classroom. She talks about how she had to learn English as a second language and that she is grateful to everyone that has helped her master the English language and excel in the classroom, most especially her teachers.
The essay contest was part of the “Your Future, Your Decision” program. The event helps kids focus on taking advantage of opportunities, and the importance of making smart choices and decision.