Arsh Goyal, a student at the Pleasanton-North Kumon Math and Reading Center, was recently chosen as one of the six grand prize winners in Kumon North America’s Facebook Poetry Challenge.
Goyal won an all-expense paid trip to New York City and a private lunch with Kumon North America’s president, Akira Hamanaka, at the company’s headquarters.
Goyal’s poem was chosen from nearly 600 submissions, each written in celebration of Earth Day.
“The Kumon Poetry Challenge encouraged children to use their creativity and imagination to celebrate the environment through poetry,” said vice president of Kumon University, Matthew Lupsha, who leads Kumon North America’s Green Initiative. “The contest was held during April, both National Poetry Month and Earth Day, a perfect time to pause and appreciate nature.”
About Kumon Math
and Reading Centers
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 47 countries and more than 4 million students studying worldwide. The company’s North American headquarters is in Teaneck, N.J. Visit www.kumon.com to learn more.