Fulton County honors Kid Reporters in Georgia.
I recently had an AMAZING day! It was the day I was rewarded for the work I have done as a Kid Reporter for the Scholastic Kids Press Corps. On March 17, I was given a proclamation from the Board of Commissioners in Fulton County, Georgia, the county that is home to my home in Atlanta. I received the award along with fellow Atlantan Kid Reporter Andrew Liang.
When my mom and I walked into the Fulton County Government Center, I was sort of nervous. I did not know what to expect. We walked into the Assembly Room and all of the Commissioners were seated at their seats with their names in front of them. They had a seat reserved for me on the second row with my name on it.
It was interesting to listen to the agenda for the day and hear the type of work being done. They covered a few details and then it was time for the presentation of our proclamations. My family and I walked to the front of the room with Andrew and his dad, Mr. Ken Liang.
The chairman of the Fulton County Commission, Mr. John Eaves, read the whole proclamation aloud. What really made me smile was when I heard Chairman Eaves say that Wednesday, March 17, 2010 is now Scholastic Kids Press Corps Reporter N’Naserri Carew-Johnson Day. I was so proud! All of the interviews, blogs, TV interviews, HARD WORK, and had resulted in this!
On this very special day, my mother, father, principal, and teacher were there with me to support me, as they have been from day one. I was really happy to hear Fulton County School Board member Catherine Maddox say that Andrew and I are an example of why it is important to provide funding for education. This made me happy because I feel the same way. Kids like me need the support that we get from our teachers.
I would like to thank my mother and father for helping be a part of this program, but mostly I would like to thank my wonderful 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Lori Witherspoon. She is the one who urged me to apply to the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.
Without her support and encouragement I would have never applied. I never would have conducted all the interviews, written all the stories, appeared on TV, or received this award. Thanks, Mrs. Witherspoon!
PHOTO: Kid Reporters Andrew Liang (left) and N'Naserri Carew-Johnson (right) receive proclamations from the Fulton County Commissioners in Atlanta, Georgia, declaring March 17, 2010, Scholastic Kid Reporter Day! (Photo Courtesy Andrew Liang)