Malliouhana Poetry Prize Winner in the Junior Category/Spoken Word/Performance Poetry
Rhonica Connor is a thirteen year old young lady who has a keen interest in the literary arts. Her passion for the literary arts can be seen in her story writings and poetry pieces. She has won several awards during her primary years for her story writings and essay entries. Rhonica’s writing passion allows her to script stories or essays from environmental topics to social injustice issues. In developing her writing passion, she often times challenges herself to produce different perspectives on the same topic. Most recently, her passion for writing has led her to explore the area of debating which she feels is the demonstration of bringing words and thoughts to life.
Often times, Rhonica can be seen in various settings with a book in her hand as she also has a strong passion for reading. Rhonica loves to read about children issues, inspirational struggles and books about high school life. Her favourite series of books include the INK series, The Dorothy series and Pretty Little Liars. Her favourite authors include Elin Hilderbrand, Danielle Paige and Jodi Picoult. Her favourite place to read, you guessed it, the Public Library!
Alongside her love for reading and writing, Rhonica enjoys playing tennis, playing different musical instruments, travelling, and exploring nature. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.
Rhonica Connor was awarded the winner of the junior performance category for this year’s Malliouhana Poetry Competition (2017) with her poem entitled,
“ I Wished Upon A Game”. She also entered the On The Page junior category with her poem “ Gem Of The Caribbean” which won second place. Last year, Rhonica participated in the Malliouhana Poetry Competition and was awarded second place for her entry of “ From Where We Came “ in the On The Page junior category.