Alizdair Sebastien Ray – NC Congressional District 7 | View Essay
“Because of early reading skills, I started writing for a children’s newspaper at 6 years old. I’m still a contributing writer and it’s 2014. Also, I started debating last year and really had a great time with it.”
Alizdair is from Hope Mills, North Carolina and is a 5th grade home school student. His excellent essay talks about how he began learning how to read at an early age and how much of a positive impact this has had on him.
More About Alizdair:
What inspired my submission? My parents encouraged me to submit and I love the library. My favorite saying is that it is a second home to me. I would not had gained the love of it, if my parents didn’t feel strongly about reading and visiting the library.
Parents(s): Angela & Henry Ray
Extra-Curricular Activities: 4-H,soccer, debating & enjoys doing community service
Awards & Recognition:
-June/July 2013- kid reporter for the Fayetteville Swampdogs baseball team
-Aug 2013- Awarded certificate- 1st Annual Youth Citizen Academy graduated in Cumberland county
-Oct 2013- NC State Fair ( 1st place in Essay Competition) Theme for the Essay: If I can work at a fair, what job will I do and why?
-Nov 2013- Appeared as a student kid in New Hit Fox show ( Sleepy Hollow). It aired on Nov.11, 2013. It was episode 7: The Midnight Ride.
-Dec 2013- Cast as Mark in the Christmas play ( Midnight Miracle) @ Hope Mills United Methodist Church
Hobbies: sports, reading, and playing video games
Future Goals: I want to be a professional soccer player and go into politics.