Thomas Weight has been in the U.S. less than a year. He recently won an essay contest for the entire 4th grade at Valley View Elementary in Pleasant Grove, UT. His essay serves as a reminder to be thankful for the simple things we have in our lives.
Thomas wrote:
America
By Thomas Weight
“I came to America this year from Liberia. I came to America to go to school and learn. In Liberia I went to school inside the orphanages. In America I like that I have computers in school and also I like math. In Liberia I had to share my room with all the boys in the orphanages. In American my brother Surprise and I share a room. My new room is awesome because I have toys and fire truck blanket. My favorite thing about America is my family.”