Crockett Middle School seventh grader Yididiya Kassahun (center), won The Big Write poetry contest, sponsored by the Irving Public Library. He is pictured with (from left) Corine Barbarena, a librarian at Irving Public Library; Cristina Rocha, a seventh-grade English Language Arts/Reading teacher at Crockett Middle School; Crockett Middle School Principal Francisco Miranda; and Crockett Middle School Assistant Principal Laqoya Huskey.
Kassahun’s poem on moving to the United States from Ethiopia was deemed the best in the 6th-8th grade bracket. He received a $100, and his work is featured on the Irving Public Library website.
SOURCE Irving ISD