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Category 1 (Ages 7-10) Theme:

First Place Winner

“Thank You, Miss Elizabeth”
Katie Ross of Bluffton, SC

Second Place Winner

“A Person of Inspiration”
Heather Jajeh of Mobile, AL

Third Place Winner

“My Thanks to Boone”
Lucy Combs of Antelope, OR

Honorable Mentions

“My Awesome Dad”
David Rainer of Taylors, SC

“Dear Brother”
Rosalie Chiang of Fremont, CA


  • Kristie Benel of New Paltz, NY
  • Sofia Castillo of Ave Maria, FL
  • Adriane Engen of Snohomish, WA
  • Isaiah Hensen-Oliver of Lititz, PA
  • Alexandra Knope of Tucson, AZ
  • Elena Leszczynski of Beaufort, SC
  • Nadia Maret of Corona, CA
  • Andre Matevosian of Clovis, CA
  • Reggie Robertson of Ypsilanti, MI
  • Silas Smith of Windsar, CO
  • Helen Zachary of Manhattan, KS