When you watch this young San Francisco Latina poet receiving her price for a national poetry slam contest you’re going to be teary-eyed and very proud like we are of every artistic child around here.
Just like Adhara Pérez, who learned to read at 2 years old, finished elementary school by 5, middle school by 6 and high school by 7, Fifth-grader April Barrios Escobar won the America Scores National Poetry Slam, not just competing in her school, but excelled among 13,000 other young poets in the Bayview District in the San Francisco Bay Area who participated.
“I was like, so excited. I was about to cry and everything, and I couldn’t talk at this moment because it’s the first time I’ve ever won anything like this,” she told Fox News affiliate station KTYU.
She was MUY EXCITED and celebrated with her parents in a good ol’ Latino gathering, but when you hear who the E.R. Taylor Elementary School 5th grader’s poem was about your heart will melt. It was about her little sister (this one strikes a chord here).
We love sisters and all children at LATV, but smart and creative children like April have a special place in our hearts and in our website. Just check out Carlos Santamaría Díaz and Adhara Pérez’s stories. These two kid geniuses who come from Mexico are admirable and whose talents are definitely ones to be highlighted.
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