Data News Staff Edited Report
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, Congressman Troy A. Carter, Sr. hosted his High School Congressional Essay Contest Winner and her mother in Washington, D.C. A junior at Arden Hill Academy in New Orleans, Sydnee Ragas’ essay won first place in the Congressman’s Inaugural Essay Contest during Black History Month. In response to the essay’s prompt about creating a new dream for the future, Ms. Ragas wrote about America’s changing understanding of equality in America.
“I was so thrilled to have Sydnee Ragas, our 2022 Essay Contest Winner, join me on Capitol Hill yesterday,” said Congressman Carter. “A young, talented, and bright individual, she represents the spirit of Louisiana’s Second Congressional District. Sydnee, we are so proud of you and look forward to all of your accomplishments!”
During her day at the Capitol, Congressman Carter presented her with a Celebratory Certificate, gave her a tour, and introduced her to members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Since winning the Congressman’s Essay Contest, Ms. Ragas has also appeared on WBOK Radio and submitted a letter to the editor to The Advocate on reproductive rights.