Sixth-grader recognized by representative hill-evans

Kirk-Jadric Receives Essay Contest Award
Posted on 02/01/2019
Neva Kirk-Jadric

The York Academy is pleased to share that sixth-grader Neva Kirk-Jadric was recently recognized for her creativity and writing skills at an event hosted by Representative Carol Hill-Evans. Neva participated in the MLK Community Service Essay Contest sponsored by Hill-Evans and was selected as the first-runner up. She is pictured with language and literature teacher, Ms. Gorman (left) and Representative Hill-Evans (right). Neva demonstrated the IB attributes of being caring, knowledgeable, open-minded and reflective when preparing her essay.

Through her project, “Catching the Bus to Shelter,” she hopes to change homelessness a few people at a time. Neva’s dream is to find donors who would provide school buses that could be converted into solar powered living spaces, complete with small kitchens,
washers/dryers, bathrooms with showers, and bunk beds. The buses would be parked in empty lots or fields. Families in need, especially those with infants or young children, would be offered space first. Neva feels that local businesses would want to support the project financially or by donating materials. 

In her words, “This project is important to me because everyone deserves to have a home. These buses aren’t a permanent solution to homelessness, but they can be a stepping stone to a permanent future.”