Niagara Gazette — Of course, the competition doesn’t stop there. If she is chosen as a winner in her grade level at the national round, a second round of judging is scheduled for May 30, pitting the best of the best against each other.
Getting started writing any of her stories began as school work, but it has since progressed well beyond. She even has a built-in fan in her 6-year-old younger sister who has asked Jewell to read her bedtime stories.
The interest from her siblings, Jewell said, aided in her goal to become a writer. Now, her principal, Sheila Smith, said there’s an investigation into getting “Six Sick Chicks” published.
Smith said the story should be the first of many opportunities for her student.
“Jewell is an exceptional young lady,” Smith said. “She’s a good writer who loves to read, too. And she takes the initiative to write both in and out of the classroom. She’s even writing at home.”
For those interested in viewing Jewell’s story, a digital copy of it is available to download at the Thinkbright website, www.thinkbright.org/teachers.
Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.CHECK IT OUT n Download a copy of Jewell Battle's story at the Thinkbright website, www.thinkbright.org/teachers Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.