Krystal Kinney, a second-grader at Corry Elementary School, knows it’s her birthday when she gets up in the morning and her family is waiting for her at the kitchen table.

The 7-year-old, who will be 8 on Jan. 2, also knows it’s her birthday when there is a chocolate ice cream cake for dessert.

“It’s right around the corner,” Kinney said about the upcoming celebration.

On Tuesday, Kinney and her fellow classmates had the opportunity to write about their birthdays, or any other special event, as the Corry Area School District celebrated the first-ever National Day on Writing.

The event was officially designated by the U.S. Senate to recognize and explore the integral role writing has in people’s everyday lives.

Corry-area students, from prekindergarten through 12th grade, were engaged in writing-related activities to help them recognize the importance of writing in their own education.

See the Journal's Wednesday, October 21st edition for full story.

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