KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Elizabeth Mendez, a fourth grader at George Washington Carver Dual Language School, wrote a poem about being a bilingual student for Hispanic Heritage Month.
In the poem, Mendez documents the many endeavors being bilingual takes her through.
Read Mendez's poem below:
Because I am bilingual
Because I speak English I can help my grandma translate when we go to get food.
Because I speak Spanish I can speak different languages with my friends and different people.
Because I speak English I can talk with new people and with some girls or boys in my school.
Because I speak Spanish I can help read to other students who do not speak English.
Because I speak English I will visit new places and talk new languages.
Because I speak Spanish I have new aspirations and help people.
Watch Mendez read her poem below: