April 2013 Student of the Month

April’s Student of the Month is Lois Geng. She is from W4 and her teacher is Lynne Hayden-Findlay. Lois is a great writer and one of her writings has been chosen to appear in the Literacy Review (you can read more about the Literacy Review here). Below, Lois tells us a little about herself and then shares some of her writing. Enjoy and keep working hard, the next Student of the Month could be you.

My name is Lois Geng. I was born in China and immigrated to the United State of America.  I have been in New York City for more than ten years.  I love New York because of its fantastic lifestyle and that it’s full of opportunities.  I like to challenge myself even though I have a happy life.  I want to continue to work hard improving my language skills in order to better integrate into American life.

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Water is the source of life. Water is the treasure of life.

In our lives, we cannot be separated from water. Water will always accompany us. During my childhood, I lived in my grandmother’s hometown which is in China’s Southern countryside. In front of the house, there is a big stream flowing down from the mountains. It is crystal clear and there is a lot of small fish hiding under the stones. We often went to catch the fish and played in the water. The water left me with the joy of childhood. But when I returned to my grandmother’s home a few years ago, I couldn’t recognize the stream I once knew. The stream is now a victim of pollution. It gave me a feeling of sadness.

Water is the best gift nature gives us. We should cherish it, protect it. If people do not cherish water resources, then the world’s last drop will be tears.

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5 thoughts on “April 2013 Student of the Month

  1. I like this piece. It gives such a good and personal example of how pollution is changing the earth. I love the last sentence. Such a strong ending will stay in my mind for a long time.

  2. Very proud of my student, Lois. She is a talented writer and excellent student. When I read her essay, I was “blown away” by its simplicity and poignancy.

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