This week’s featured writer: Coralyn Rentas
School: Saint Stanislaus School
Teacher: Mr. Fuller
What have you learned in school that makes you a better writer? I’ve learned not to overuse pronouns, and I learned how to write a five-paragraph essay correctly.
What is your favorite book? Twilight
What do you like to do outside of school? I like to play the piano, and I love to participate in soccer and gymnastics. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Coralyn Rentas was a young girl living in New York City. She never really liked her full name, so she wanted people to address her by her middle name, Gabriella. Coralyn thought her name was very unusual, and weird. Other people thought it was a beautiful name, but Coralyn couldn’t understand why.
One day Coralyn was walking on her way to school. She had to stop at the store to buy some pens for school. As she was buying the pens, the man behind the counter asked her if she would take a survey for the store’s politeness and assistance. Coralyn agreed to take the survey, and she filled out what she could in the time she had. She realized she would be late to school so Coralyn ran out of the store.
While Coralyn was at school, the older kids were making fun of her name. She asked them to stop but they wouldn’t listen to her. She was very sad after school, so she decided she would run home. As she passed by the shop she had taken the survey at, Coralyn decided she would finish the survey.
As Coralyn was leaving the store, the man stopped her. He asked her to wait, and Coralyn asked him if something was wrong. The man said there was nothing wrong, and his name was Mr. Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins said that he just wanted to compliment Coralyn on her name. Coralyn just sighed and said that no matter how many people liked her name, she would never believe them. Mr. Jenkins asked why she thought that way, and Coralyn said that it was because kids would make fun of it. She also said that it was very unusual. Mr. Jenkins disagreed right away, and asked her if Coralyn even knew the story of her name. She replied, no so Mr. Jenkins insisted that he would tell her.
Read what Coralyn learned about her name by clicking on the rest of the story under her picture.