Calvert City, KY (April 9, 2021) – Calvert City’s Youth Voice is a monthly writing contest developed for young authors between the age of 5 and 18. April 1 was this month’s deadline for the monthly writing contest and the winner for April is Haley McPherson of Calvert City.

McPherson is a 4th grader at Central Elementary School in Marshall County. She enjoys music, dancing, and talking to her friends online. Her favorite color is aqua.

The next deadline for the monthly writing contest is May 1. Young writers are encouraged to submit original work in any style of creative writing. One winner will be awarded monthly.

Monthly winners will receive $50 and an ad in the Lake News with their published work. The deadline to submit work will be on the 1st of each month. This contest is not limited to Calvert City residents. We encourage writers from across the region to submit their original work.

For more information on Calvert City’s Youth Voice, please call City Hall at 270-395-7138 or by email at info@calvertcity.com.

 


This is Me
A song by Haley McPherson

I don’t know what to say.
I don’t know what to think.
This is an old story.
With no beginning or end.
Should I follow my heart?
Or listen to my head?
I don’t know.
When I see a path that looks perfect,
I don’t know what is at its end.
I am who I am.
I’m going to fly,
Because this life is mine
And no one else’s.
I want to dream and wake up happy
Even though the quarantine is stopping me. I hear my voice it tells me I can fly.
I am who I am.
I want to choose
This new world opening up for me.
I’m the sky.
I’m the night and the day.
There’s no fear to make me doubt myself.
I am who I am.
I want to choose.
This new world is opening for me.
I’m the sky.
I’m the night and the day.
There’s no fear to make me doubt myself.
I will not stop now
Even though the sickness is going around.
I am who I am.
I’m going to fly.

 

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