On January 10th, Ana was honored at an Awards Reception at the headquarters of Nevada Power for an essay contest on the Future of Las Vegas. The contest was open to all students in the Clark County School District (nearly 300,000 kids!!) and Ana was one of 10 winners in her age group (grades 6-8). For her efforts, she received an award and a $100 gift certificate to Target. Quite the accomplished writer, her poetry is also being published in the Anthology of Poetry for young people. She was the only student in her school (1800 students) to be published. Now if I could just get her to do her homework!!!
This is Ana with her English teacher, Mrs. Brewer and her school principal, Mr. Larnerd. Both accompanied her to the awards reception.