Sixth Grader Follows Sister's Footsteps, Wins
MLK Essay Contest
A year ago, Ronada D. Hewitt, 11, listened
to her sister Samantha read her award-winning essay during DoD's
Martin Luther King Jr. Pentagon breakfast. This year, Ronada stood
at the podium reading her own award-winning essay.
"I feel good following after my sister,"
said Hewitt, a sixth-grader at Washington's John Tyler Elementary
School. "Both of us are the same. We think the same most of
the time, but not all of the time."
Hewitt said she wasn't nervous reading her essay
before the large breakfast crowd because she's in a choir and is
used to appearing in front of many people.