Every week we have a new Week in Rap Shout Out Contest and give a shout-out to the winner on Friday. This week, we asked you to respond to a Week in Rap news story from the point of view of a historical figure. As always, your entries were incredibly creative, commenting on the news as everyone from George Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr. to King Tutankhamun. It was amazing to see our present news through so many perspectives!
The win goes to Southeast Middle School in Greensboro, NC. They submitted several excellent entries; these are a few of our favorites.
Lost, but not gone; our dear friend Chavez.
Pride embezzled in heart, Influence in what he says.
Though his heart ceases beat
His presence was a treat.
No longer living, though thriving in our heads.
Hugo Chavez, Loving soul, now dead.
– Madison as Walt Whitman
Opposites attract. ‘Tis what they say.
Never have I encountered friends with chemistry this way.
Who would have thought a Korean leader and a wedding-dress wearing ball player would cross paths?
I would have thought them to clash… but their personalities seem to mash.
– Madison as Walt Whitman
There should never be a child killed due to this stupidity! You people need some home trainin’. This child is gone and never comin’ back, do you understand that? All because he longed to be in a group! Are you kidding me? Let me ask the members in the group one very important question: Was it worth it? Was it worth it watching a student being hazed to be in your group? I think not.
– Sierra as Rosa Parks
Mother Teresa smiles widely as she receives the news of the baby being cured of HIV. She closes her eyes tightly and bows her head. A quick prayer bubbles from the nun’s lips. Happiness overwhelms her entire being, and joy runs through her bones. The Lord is truly looking out for this child. It amazes Mother Teresa, and she thinks of the cured child for hours. She hopes that thousands of children will be cured as soon as possible. She stares at the cross bearing a model of Jesus, smiling so wide that the wrinkles in her cheeks pull at her lips. “Thank you, my Savior,” she speaks calmly, the she rests her head on her pillow and falls into a nice slumber.
Congratulations to Southeast Middle School! As always, there were so many wonderful entries that we wish we could have picked more than one winner. Here are some of the other submissions we loved:
Susan B. Anthony would be shocked, yet proud, at Malala’s story and recovery. She was wanting many others to stand up for their beliefs and Malala did exactly that. Malala wants educational rights for girls and Susan B. Anthony wanted voting rights for women. Susan was a woman who fought for rights until she got them and I know Malala will too!
– Chadreyah from Shelby Intermediate School, NC
” No more nuclear testing/war threats by N. Korea”
A few days ago, I heard that N. Korea is threatening to go to war because of America stopping nuclear testing in N. Korea. Now that I know the outcomes that exisit because of my atomic bomb, I would have never made it, due to the problems caused by its existence. I am horrified by the causes of these conditions ( as they are my doing). I wish I could prevent my bomb’s creation.
– Eddie from Manchester Middle School, VA, as Albert Einstein
Hi, I’m Albert Sabin. I had just heard that a newborn child was recently cured of HIV. When I had first heard about HIV, there was not much us doctors could do. We weren’t immune to this new disease and didn’t even know what caused it. Even though I was working with people who had Polio, I learned quite a bit about this disease. The doctors today are so much better trained and ready to find a cure for this horrible disease and infections. I am happy to say that our world has improved with doctors.
– Heathrow Elementary, FL
Thank you to everyone for your submissions! Don’t forget to enter this week’s Shout Out Contest for a chance to win a shout out for your school in next Friday’s Week in Rap.