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Pride of Pine Belt: Student shows school pride by writing song

"I'm a Tornado" is a song written by 5th grader Arsean Stapleton.  Stapleton says he wrote the song to show pride for his school, Nora Davis Magnet School, and his town of Laurel. A somewhat shy student Stapleton says the words just came to him at the beginning of the school year.

"I was just writing, and I  just put it together and it sounded good," said Stapleton.

His story behind coming up with the song may sound trivial , but the impact it made on the students and teachers isn't according to fifth grade teacher, Shelley Rivers.

"They take pride in it. Not only because it is about Laurel, but it came from one of them. It was a peer that wrote it and so they were very pleased," said Rivers.

Rivers says Stapleton's creative writing is just one talent which shows he has a promising future.

"There is no limit to Arsean's future. If he continues to work as hard as he does , and stay focused on the things that are truly important to him he can be anything he wants," said Rivers.

For Stapleton the sky is the limit. He says he would like to major in chemistry at Harvard, and place himself in history for finding a cure for cancer.

"Colon Cancer, because my grandmother died from cancer a few years back. She had Colon Cancer, so I would like to find a cure for cancer," said Stapleton.

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