2nd Place: 2022 Lionel Washington Johnson Youth Award

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Student’s Name: Drew Verweij
Teacher’s Name: Mrs. Tatarian, 6th grade
School: Barrington Middle School
Barrington, NH

When You Open a Door

When you open a door there is a unity
Giving another an equal or greater opportunity
You value a person
Not slamming a door out of desertion
Welcoming someone into warmth
Kindness is put forth
When you free one from the cold
The happiness will never grow old
Sticking with love will always reward
Goodness is something hate has never scored