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Category 1 (Ages 7-10) Theme:

If you could go back in time, who would you most want to have a conversation with, why, and what would you want to talk about?

First Place Winner

“Be Not Afraid”
Paola Castillo of Ave Maria, FL

Second Place Winner

“Conversation with George Washington”
Mary Sannapu of Phoenix, AZ

Third Place Winner

“A Conversation with Art”
Evelyn House of Poughkeepsie, NY

Honorable Mentions

“I am Thankful for God’s Will(iam)”
Emmeline Peltzer of Laveen, AZ

“At Home and At War in WWII”
Evelyn Fisher of Lubbock, TX


  • Daniel Gleason of New Bern, NC
  • Declan Green of Lubbock, TX
  • Rose Hilst of Santa Clarita, CA
  • Josephine Jones of Overland Park, KS
  • Elena Leszczynski of Beaufort, SC
  • Emmett Lucibello of Helena, MT
  • Veronica O’Brien of Easton, PA
  • Alannah Ortiz of El Paso, TX
  • David Rainer of Taylors, SC
  • Noah Roberts of Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Aurora Siegrist of Jasper, NY
  • Silas Smith of Elizabeth, CO