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

Eighth Grade


C. Alton Lindsay Middle School, Hampton, Virginia


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.