Little Big Shots: Sydney Al-lateef and Maya Angelou’s famous poem “Still I Rise”

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Sydney Allateef may be small in stature but she is big in talent.

The 5-year-old kindergartner was the first to be featured on NBC4 Today’s “Little Big Shots” segment. Al-lateef recited Maya Angelou’s famous poem “Still I Rise” by memory, which is no easy feat for someone that age!

Al-lateef has always had a love of reading and poetry according to her mother and was drawn to hat particular poem for its message and some key words, like “my sassiness”.

Check out her full performance on NBC4 Today in the video above.

If you know of a child that should be featured on NBC4 Today’s “Little Big Shots”, nominate them by heading to Matt Barnes’ Facebook page and drop him a message. And make sure you tune in next Monday to see another great local talented kid!

 

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