Student achiever: Megan Johnson, 9
School: Deep Run Elementary
Special achievement: Megan's poem, "Kites," was selected to be a part of the "Maryland Student Anthology 2000," published in March. Her poem was selected from more than 500 submissions nominated by teachers and art supervisors from kindergarten to third grade in each school district in the state.
What it means to her: This is a particular feat for Megan, who said she likes math better than writing and had never written anything like this before. "I like to play outside with my friends," Megan said. "I like to play soccer. I like swimming."
What others say about her: Her mother, Sharon Johnson, said good writing comes from big imagination, something Megan has plenty of.
"She's always been able to use her imagination well," Johnson said.