Writing Excellence

The Florida Retired Educators Association made a special presentation to Northport rising 6th grader Jayden Diago for her outstanding accomplishment in writing.

Jayden Diago won the Florida Retired Educators Association District 9 essay contest this year. District 9 encompasses five counties including St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, Highlands, and Indian River.  Students were asked to write about  “Moments with My Grandparents.”  Jayden wrote about her grandpa or jampa who lives in the Phillapines in her essay entitled “My Occasional Jampa.”  Even though she is only able to visit with her jampa occasionally, her memories are special ones and his energy as well as his cooking make the visits very special indeed.

Jayden is very proud of her jampa.