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Kera Adison Moves to Georgia
by Ronke Olowojesiku,
third grade, Grand Prize winner

Kera Adison lived in Madagascar, Africa until it was getting too rough in Madagascar that her family had to move to Macon, Georgia. But Kera did not want to move. Even though she a brave girl she was scared. What if the Americans were mean? The more she thought the more she worried.

The rest of her family was not scared. They tried to cheer her up. They were acting like they had been to America. The day had finally arrived. The Adisons set off to the airport.

Soon they were in America. The air was cleaner and everyone was busy with activities. The Adisons were looking for schools, a house, jobs, and a car. Kera and her brother were going to Sumden Ferry Elementary School Their dad got a job as a college professor.

Their mother got a job as a 3rd grade teacher. They got a house on Clayton Street. They also got a Honda car. But when they tried to talk to someone, they just laughed. So kera's mom and dad skipped some days of work to go to English classes.

Meanwhile Kera and her brother were having trouble speaking to their classmates. They just laughed at them. Then a "quiet" girl named Camki stood up and shouted, "It is not right to laugh at her. What if you did not know how to speak English?"

The classroom grew quiet. That was the most Camki said all year, but somehow Ms. Kay, the teacher, just stood up and said, "Camki is right. It is rude to laugh at Kera. Now all of you say sorry."

At recess Kera asked Camki if she could come over to her house and teach her English. "Sure," Camki said. Then Kera asked her where she was from. Camki said, "I am from Madagascar."

Kera gasped, "I am from Madagascar too." Both of them looked at each other. At the same time they both asked each other, "Do you want to be my friend?" At the same time they both said, "Yes!"


*This story is based on how my mother moved to the U.S.A., and is only changed a bit.



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