My name is Sabrina Felice. I live in New York City. I am 13 years old. I was one of the 8 finalists in the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights Essay Contest. I have always wanted to give a kid's point of view about diversity.
I am a reporter at the Children's Press Line. Our director invited us to enter this contest about diversity.
I asked, "What kind of contest is this?"
"A contest about 'Why diversity is important in our schools,'" she answered.
I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to write about diversity at my middle school. My school is Louis Armstrong Middle School in East Elmhurst, NY.
By entering this contest, I could tell about being in a school with so many cultures. I take for granted that I am around students from all over the world, but most kids don't understand how cool that is. Together we make everything fun. Writing about diversity is also helpful because you can tell people how it is to be with people of different cultures everyday.
I live in New York City, and I love being in the city, especially with new friends. I went to Fordham University for a press conference. I was so nervous, but excited at the same time. I went there to read my essay to the Press. I really had a lot of fun. We went to the Central Park Zoo afterwards. Everyone was so helpful and I liked being with everyone.