Speller No. 259, Karlesha Da'Brea Canady
Sponsor:
Hampton Literary Society, Hampton, Virginia

Grade:
Eighth Grade

Age:
18

School:
C. Alton Lindsay Middle School, Hampton, Virginia

Profile:

Karlesha enjoys reading, singing and dancing. In her spare time she also watches television and plays with her younger family members. Cooking is another of Karlesha’s hobbies, and her favorite food is pizza. She is a fan of hip-hop, R&B and pop music. Beyonce is Karlesha’s favorite singer, and “Dance for You” her favorite song. Karlesha’s role model is her father who always makes her feel special. At school Karlesha excels in math and science and is an honor roll student. She hopes to become a doctor someday. This is Karlesha’s first trip to Washington, D.C.