Kerrigan Cannon, 4th grader whose contest-winning essay earned her a trip to New York, is Local Cool

Kerrigan Cannon, 4th grader whose contest-winning essay earned her a trip to New York, is Local Cool


LAST MONTH, WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A MEMPHIS 9-YEAR- OLD SELECTED FOR AN ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY AND THE U-S OPEN… AFTER WINNING A NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST… WE CAUGHT UP WITH KERRIGAN CANNON ABOUT HER TRIP. SHE TOLD ME TENNIS HAS CHANGED HER LIFE. KERRIGAN IS THIS WEEK’S… …LOCAL COOL KID… JOHN PAUL/REPORTING: IT HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE FEW MONTHS FOR KERRIGAN CANNON… SHE’S BACK WITH US TALKING ABOUT HER RECENT ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO THE U-S OPEN AND NEW YORK… Kerrigan Cannon/Contest Winner: “I had to put my face to the glass to see the tall buildings.” THANKS TO AN AWARD-WINNING ESSAY SHE WROTE ABOUT TENNIS… WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THE SHY AND RESERVED FOURTH GRADER LAST MONTH. Kerrigan Cannon/Contest Winner: “Have you ever been a part of something something so great, you wanted to shout it from the rooftops? This is the way I feel about the National Junior Tennis League community.” SHE SAID DURING HER FIRST TENNIS CAMP, SHE LEARNED ABOUT THE BASICS OF THE SPORT… TENNIS ALSO TAUGHT HER ABOUT SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SOCIAL SKILLS. Kerrigan Cannon/Contest Winner: “I was also very nervous, because I suffer from social anxiety. My first day of camp, I got sick because of it. SHE SAID NEW YORK CITY WAS MAGICAL… FROM BROADWAY— Kerrigan Cannon/Contest Winner: “We went to the Lion King Broadway Show, it was really fun actually.” …TO TIMES SQUARE. Kerrigan Cannon/Contest Winner: “It was a bunch of screens and it was like bright and everything.” HER TRIP WAS LIFE-CHANGING… John P: IF YOU KNOW OF A LOCAL COOL KID THAT I SHOULD MEET… EMAIL ME AT COOL KID AT LOCAL MEMPHIS – DOT- COM SEND ME A MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK AT LOCAL MEMPHIS. OR TWEET .. USE THE HASHTAG.. COOL KID. Kelsie: THE LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

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