Change Our School’s Name (Letter to Mr. Lev)

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Joeliz Santana, Literary Journalist

Dear Principal Lev,

How did our school become named after Hamilton? We’ve been learning about heroes and villains. Phillis Wheatley had the chance to learn how to read and write. She was also an enslaved person who got her freedom. She was a poet. Our school should be named after Phyllis Wheatley because she had beautiful poems, she was smart, and she was helpful in the war.

Our school should be named after Phillis Wheatley because she wrote poems. In the text it states, “family recognized her amazing ability to write beautiful poems.” This shows our school should be named after Wheatley because she was a great writer. She became free from slavery because of her poems and she was famous.

Our school should be named after Phillis Wheatley because she’s smart.  In the text it states, “her education was better than any enslaved person at the time.”  This shows our school should be named after Wheatley because she had the choice to learn to read and write and that enslaved black people were not allowed to.

Our school should be named after Phillis Wheatly because she helped during the war. In the text it states, “In 1775, she wrote “To His Excellency George Washington” in which she praised the famous general.” This shows that she was helpful because she was supporting the war and cheering them on.

Principal Lev it should be clear to you that our school name should be changed to Phillis Wheatley Middle however some say the school should still be named Hamilton. He helped in the Revolutionary War. Even though he fought in the Revolution, he’s still a villain because he tried to influence elections and get the people he wanted elected. For this reason, our school should be named after Phillis Wheatley because she wrote poems and she was smart and she was helpful during the war. Due to the reasons I wrote in my letter I hope you consider changing the name of the school.

Sincerely,

Joeliz Santana