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Myrtle Place student places in top eight for a national competition

Posted at 5:33 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 22:22:04-04

A Myrtle Place student is getting noticed because of her rapping skills. Ava Trail created a rap for Black History Month. The rap made her a top eight finalist in a national contest.

Ava wrote and produced a song about Wilma Rudolph.

“We were in the middle of a lesson in black history, and our teacher found a Black History Month rap contest, which she showed us the video, and it told us all about what we had to do,” Ava said.

Ava had already done considerable research on Rudolph, who was once the fastest woman in the world.

“It was fun because I got to listen to all the beats and choose which one I wanted,” Ava said.

The student submitted her video to the company Flocabulary and landed in the top eight of the national competition. Her father, Justin Trail, said Ava came out of her shell to do this.

“She’s creative; I’ll give her that. She’s kind of shy like most kids her age. Once she got in the rhythm of doing the rap, getting comfortable with her words and memorizing it, everything else came natural,” Trail said.

Ava’s father even added on to the end of her rap with his own twist.

“As a parent, you always want to support any and everything that they do outside of the norm. She’s very creative. And by her doing this, I hope this puts the battery in her back to keep doing stuff like this all the time,” Trail said.

Ava says she is thinking about making more raps with her dad and possibly rapping about her family and things in her life. Although she didn’t win first place, she says she has a message for other kids about doing their very best.

“I would tell them that you can do this. You’re the one. You’re a winner,” Ava said.