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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Young Guyanese scores high in short story competition



EIGHT-year-old Aqib Wazir Mohamed was honoured at the Broome County Library in Binghamton, New York on Saturday May 6.

Aqib’s short story `My Cow Moomoo’ tantalised the judges and was placed second among more than 100 entries submitted by second grade elementary school children of the Southern Tier Region of New York.

This is the third time in successive years that Aqib is a prize winner in the coveted Reading Rainbow Programme. He also won prizes in his kindergarten and first grade years. Last year he was joined in this winning streak by his brother Nazir whose story `A day in the city with Rainbow and Sun’ won honourable mention.

Reading Rainbow is a national `Young Writers and Illustrators Contest’ for students in Elementary Schools K-3 (Kindergarten to Grade 3) and is sponsored nationally by the PBS - Public Broadcasting Station.

The proud parents of the boys are Wazir Mohamed, a PhD student at Binghamton University and a Guyanese political activist, while their mom Sharmela is a teacher in the Binghamton school system.

Caption for picture under filename `spell child’: Aqib receives his award

Caption for picture under filename `spell parents’: Aqib with his parents, Wazir and Sharmela Mohamed, and brother Nazir

Guyana Chronicle

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