Felicia Fox of Dedham, a Horizons student (and Dedham Middle School student) was the grand prize winner of a national poster contest held in 2016 by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment (NAHRO), met this week with the new U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, at the National NAHRO Legislative Conference in Washington. Click here to see a video about Felicia’s winning entry: https://youtu.be/8FbMeSF7a30
Felicia presented Dr. Carson with a copy of the “What Home Means To Me” calendar which features her grand prize-winning entry. She also told him that she believes everyone deserves a home, and that just like him, she is also going to be a doctor when she grows up!
Felicia addressed the 900 conference attendees at the Plenary Session, and challenged all the housing authorities around the nation to install free little libraries in their communities!
While she was in Washington, she also got to meet U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch.
Way to go Felicia, we are so proud of you!