English Festival

English Festival

I participated in the English Festival last year and it was a really fun experience. You are required to read certain books and then sometime in April you go to Youngstown State University for the day.

One activity that was my favorite was when they put us in groups with students from all different schools. We were given a topic, like bullying, and you had to discuss it with your group and decide how you would write a persuasive piece. Then we shared our ideas and were judged. That was a really nice experience for me.

I also liked meeting some of the authors of the books we read. It was interesting to hear why they wrote the books and hear them explain their process of writing. It was also fun to share your own ideas of the meaning of the book with the author and discuss it.

Overall it was a really great experience that I enjoyed very much. I am doing it again this year. The people were amazing, helpful and very friendly. I encourage others to join when they can, they will definitely enjoy going to the English festival.