6th grade student wins for both literary excellence and music composition

Boston Flake, a sixth-grade student at Hobble Creek Elementary was a double winner in the 2020-21 PTA Reflections contest. 

Boston won the Award of Excellence for Literature and Award of Merit for Music Composition. The Region 10 PTA President, Joann Brown, surprised Boston with the awards in his class. 

Boston’s award winning poem: 

I Can Do Anything

“I was born vision impaired. 

“I didn’t think I would go anywhere. 

“It seemed like nothing was fair. 

“I felt like a tree that would never grow. 

“The doctor said I would never see. 

“I felt like I didn’t have the key. 

“I felt the music inside me. 

“I felt like I was at an all time low. 

“Don’t you see? 

“I don’t because I’m blind, 

“But that’s fine. 

“Why blend in when you were born to shine? 

“I was born without sight, 

“But despite the light, 

“I will always fight. 

“Holding on forever. 

“Holding strong forever. 

“When do I fall? Never. 

“Don’t you see? 

‘I don’t because I’m blind, 

“But I can always believe. 

‘I can always be what I want to be. 

“If I truly believe, 

“I can always achieve. 

“I can reach for my dreams. 

I can do anything, 

“Even if I can’t see. 

“I know I am blind, 

“But I will always shine 

“For my friend till the end, 

“For my brother that I defend. 

“I know it matters! 

“I know I matter!”

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