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Category 1 (Ages 7-10) Theme:

What do you want to be when you grow up—and why?

First Place Winner

“Helping Children and Babies”
Isabel Noble

Second Place Winner

“I'll Be a Pilot Too”
Paola Castillo

Third Place Winner

“The Right Kind of Famous”
Evelyn Fisher

Honorable Mentions


  • Clare Sorenson
  • Rebekah Luken
  • Adelynn Williams
  • Addyson Piehl
  • Ellianna Justus
  • Reagan Smith
  • Alexandria McKennett
  • June Smith
  • Emma Rust
  • Savannah Blevins