The Accolade

Here’s why my mother deserves not one, but two diamonds

Accolade staff writer Charis Lee still has the two gems that she won for her mom from writing a poem for the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest. Students have until Friday, Jan. 17, to submit their entries. Image used with permission from Charis Lee.

Charis Lee

January 15, 2020

“Mom! I won you an amethyst, I just won an amethyst!” I hurried to my mom’s car as she picked me up from my junior high school -- me holding a white paper in one hand and me with a bright smile plastered across my face. That was in the seventh grade, and in my Creative Writing class, my teacher...

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