Wisdom Lane Middle School sixth-grader Armaan Singh was recognized as a winner in the Nassau Reading Council's Young Authors' Contest during the organization's award ceremony at Molloy College on June 4. Singh, who has already established himself as a talented writer with his newly published book of poetry "A Thought, a Whisper, an Idea," was challenged by his teacher Kathleen Auer to write a personal narrative for the contest.
Singh was honored during the award ceremony along with three other sixth-graders from throughout Nassau County, for is piece titled "Once Upon a Heart" which described his experience of having heart surgery twice. Approximately 90 schools from Nassau County participated in the writing contest with almost 600 students from grades K-12. The competition honored high quality classroom writing with each student's personal narrative being judged on voice, organization and authenticity. During the award ceremony, each winner hadthe opportunity to read their personal narrative aloud and winning pieces will be published in the New York City Young Authors' Contest book.