Alizdair Sebastien Ray – NC Congressional District 7 | View Essay
“Because of early reading skills, I started writing for a children’s newspaper at 6 years old. I’m still a contributing writer and it’s 2014. Also, I started debating last year and really had a great time with it.”

Alizdair recognized by the Town of Hope Mills for his selection as NCLA Student Ambassador and work advocating for libraries!

Alizdair Sebastien Ray

Alizdair Sebastien Ray

Alizdair is from Hope Mills, North Carolina and is a 5th grade home school student. His excellent essay talks about how he began learning how to read at an early age and how much of a positive impact this has had on him.

The Fayetteville Observer wrote an article about Alizdair and his excitement about becoming an NCLA Student Ambassador.

More About Alizdair:
What inspired my submission? My parents encouraged me to submit and I love the library. My favorite saying is that it is a second home to me. I would not had gained the love of it, if my parents didn’t feel strongly about reading and visiting the library.

Age: 10

Grade: 5th

Parents(s): Angela & Henry Ray

School: Homeschool
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Church: Hope Mills United Methodist Church

Extra-Curricular Activities: 4-H,soccer, debating & enjoys doing community service

Awards & Recognition:
-June/July 2013- kid reporter for the Fayetteville Swampdogs baseball team

-Aug 2013- Awarded certificate- 1st Annual Youth Citizen Academy graduated in Cumberland county

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-Sept 2013- Cumberland County Fair ( Awarded 8 (1st place blue ribbons) & 3 (2nd place red ribbons)

-Oct 2013- NC State Fair ( 1st place in Essay Competition) Theme for the Essay: If I can work at a fair, what job will I do and why?

-Nov 2013- Appeared as a student kid in New Hit Fox show ( Sleepy Hollow). It aired on Nov.11, 2013. It was episode 7: The Midnight Ride.

-Dec 2013- Cast as Mark in the Christmas play ( Midnight Miracle) @ Hope Mills United Methodist Church

Hobbies: sports, reading, and playing video games

Future Goals: I want to be a professional soccer player and go into politics.

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