Monday, April 2, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A young girl from Gwinnett County is winning big accolades for her writing skills, and she's only in kindergarten.
Asmee Sharma, a Jackson Elementary student, was the district kindergarten winner for a piece she wrote entitled, "My Family BBQ." Her prose described how much she enjoys the family outing, which includes music, corn on the cob and charades.
Alicia McCartney, director of language arts for Gwinnett County Public Schools, presented the girl with the Young Georgia Authors Award on March 22 during a ceremony. The writing piece has been submitted to the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, where she will compete at the state level.
Her father, Rahul Sharma, said the girl has been wanting to write books since she first picked up a pen.
"She's always been interested," he said. "She's always thinking and putting things into words, creating small stories on her own. She writes page after page and staples them together to create books."
He said that Asmee's brother, Adit, is an inspiration for the girl. "This is clearly indicated as most of her writings have Adit as the central character," he said.
Asmee's interest in writing has also been recognized and encouraged by her school teacher, Mrs. Berger, who her father said continues to help the girl along in her endeavors.
Added Rahul: "Her family, teacher, school principal and friends are extremely proud of her achievement."