Dawson Szanto, first grade student at Rose Garden Elementary School, has been selected as one of the winners of the “Carnival of the Animals Poetry Contest”, presented by the San Antonio Symphony. He is invited to present an oral reading of his entry at the Young People’s Concert on January 29th at East Central High School.
Dawson, the son of Rose Garden music teacher Amey Szanto, has other performance-related credits to his name. He is scheduled to appear in a “Sesame Street” episode on February 29th on HBO. Last year, he was cast as the new voice of Baby for the Mike and Mia channel on YouTube, a series of nursery rhymes and children education songs which has over 400,000 subscribers. Many educators use this channel to help students learn English.