Entries by Aubrey Jackman

Adam Clark & Christine Olsavsky

We believe in the importance of the ideals of our Constitution! Our aim is to design lessons that engage and empower middle through high school students. Through our diverse backgrounds, we are able to collaborate and curate dynamic educational experiences in Spring, Texas. In the words of President Teddy Roosevelt, “believe you can, and you’re […]

Adam Clark & Christine Christine Olsavsky

We believe in the importance of the ideals of our Constitution! Our aim is to design lessons that engage and empower middle through high school students. Through our diverse backgrounds, we are able to collaborate and curate dynamic educational experiences in Spring, Texas. In the words of President Teddy Roosevelt, “believe you can, and you’re […]

Aaron Toler

Aaron Toler has been a Social Studies teacher in Oklahoma for over 15 years. During this time he has taught World History, U.S. History, Native American History, Military History, and Modern History. He has been awarded Middle School Teacher of the Year twice as well as District Teacher of the Year once. He holds a […]

Priscilla Rahn

Priscilla was born in NYC. Her father is an army veteran and her mother is from Seoul, Korea. She received her BME from Texas Christian University. Priscilla is a 30-year veteran public school Master Teacher in Denver Public Schools; an elite distinction held by less than 1% of Colorado’s teachers. She was the first teacher […]

Sam Anderson

As educators, we have the opportunity to provide students with innovative learning experiences that combine standards-aligned objectives and future-ready skills. Students think, process, and learn through varying avenues. I am passionate about designing instruction that is creative, engaging, and relevant to a diverse set of learners. I love seeing students take ownership of their learning. […]

Honor Cassidy & Anna Grace Hollifield

My name is Honor Cassidy and I am a Seventh Grader at Rainey McCullers School of the Arts down in Columbus Georgia. I have a passion for music, singing, and acting. I have been in multiple plays throughout my life, and many events with chorus and theatre. I learned about the We The Future contest […]

Alexandra Gusinski

Alexandra Gusinski is a 16-year old sophomore from Greenwich, Connecticut where she attends Greenwich High School. She won the best High School STEM award for 2023. Alexandra has a passion for STEM, and wholeheartedly believes that the best way to learn more about this broad web of studies is through interdisciplinary learning. Her website, “Constitution […]

Punarvash Mitta

Punarvash Mitta is a current high-school senior in Phoenix, Arizona and attends BASIS Scottsdale. Punarvash is a Certified Nursing Assistant and conducts research at Arizona State University while interning and shadowing with multiple physicians. Aside from his medical interests, he is a National Taekwondo Champion and has his own non-profit organization known as KidsTae. He […]

Baylon Holmes, Carson Goodman, & Adrian Torres

My name is Baylon Holmes. I was born in West Lafayette on December 16, 2005. I am a senior at Benton Central High School. When we submitted the short film I was 17 years old. After high school I am planning on attending IU Columbus to continue my academic career and play baseball. I am […]

Mia Ramos

Mia Ramos is a current high-school junior from Fairfax, Virginia, and attends Woodson High School. She currently holds membership in both her school’s National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. Mia is deeply passionate about history and currently holds a job where she teaches AP World History to help students prepare for the AP […]

Miya Morton

Miya is a 16-year-old in Roanoke, Virginia. With a family history that dates back to the beginning of America and a mother who came from Mainland China, Miya has a deep appreciation for the importance of our constitution and freedoms. She is honored to be the winner for Best High School Song. Miya has been […]

Neha Yalamanchi

Maryam Tunkara is a 16 year old junior from West Chester, Ohio. She attends the Butler Tech Bioscience Center. Maryam is passionate about community education. She is part of a green engineering initiative at her local mosque, aimed at changing the community’s attitude towards waste. She is also junior class representative for her school’s student […]

Neha Yalamanchi

Neha Yalamanchi is a Staten Island, New York senior who attends Susan E Wagner High School. During her high school career, she has been a part of the Science Research Club and Debate Club and enjoys other extracurricular activities. Outside of school, Neha has collaborated with numerous community organizations to develop equitable healthcare solutions for […]

Maryam Tunkara

Maryam Tunkara is a 16 year old junior from West Chester, Ohio. She attends the Butler Tech Bioscience Center. Maryam is passionate about community education. She is part of a green engineering initiative at her local mosque, aimed at changing the community’s attitude towards waste. She is also junior class representative for her school’s student […]

Coralyn Cairns

Coralyn Cairns is a junior from Evans, Georgia and attends Lakeside High School. She is enrolled in the IB program and also enjoys many extracurricular activities. She is the president of the French National Honor Society, a junior officer of Science National Honor Society, and a member of organizations such as Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, […]

Niya Torres

Niya Torres is 12 years old and is a homeschooled student from Easton, Pa. Niya is so excited to be a part of Constituting America and follow in her uncles’ footsteps as a first place winner of this awesome contest. Niya is an avid performer and loves to sing and dance in musical theater productions. […]

Matteo Hamzai

Hello, my name is Matteo Hamzai, and I am 13-years old and an 8th grader in Middle school in Virginia. I was born in Boston, MA but my family is originally from Albania, same country of origin as Mother Teresa and I am very proud of this fact. I consider Boston my hometown and I […]

Emmanuel Egbe & Zidane LaPlante-Dorlean

Hi! My name is Emmanuel Mbianda Egbe, but everybody calls me Manny. I am creative, smart, and kind. My dad immigrated from Cameroon, Africa to the United States before I was born. I think what makes our country great is the different cultures, people, and ideas that we have here. I was born and raised […]

Seana Fulco

I am a student at Arizona State University studying Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. I have always had an interest in history and politics, which is why I decided to enter this scholarship opportunity. Outside of school and work, I like to make art and hang out with my cats.

Audrey Gomes

Audrey Gomes is a musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is a junior currently enrolled at California State University Northridge studying Music Industry Studies. Upon releasing her first singles last year under her artist name (Audrey Lisette), she was selected to perform at Grammy award winner Anderson Paak.’s music festival. Audrey hopes to continue to advance […]

Samdeesh Thukral

I am Samdeesh Thukral, a seventh-grade student at Riverwatch Middle School in Suwanee, Georgia. In my leisure time, I enjoy a diverse range of activities, including creating and playing video games, immersing myself in literature, assembling PC systems, and engaging in cricket matches. My commitment to community service is paramount in my life. I actively […]

Sofia Delgado

Hi there! My name is Sofia Delgado, and I’m currently in 6th grade at Valley View ISD. At school, I’m involved in a variety of activities, including UIL academics and student council, where I hold the position of vice president. I’m also a member of the Mariachi band and love playing the violin while singing […]

Caroline Andrews

Hello! My name is Caroline Andrews. I am a 21 year old final year online student at The Master’s University. I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home which cared about politics, which is why I am who I am today. I love educating students and am currently a private tutor seeking to […]

Maze Gusa

Maze Gusa, 19, is currently a freshman at Northwood University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management. While she has been at Northwood University for less than a year, it is due to the amazing opportunities that have come forth from the university that even made her aware of Constituting America and the mission that […]

Emily Kastens

Hi! My name is Emily, and I am a 20-year-old senior at Liberty University Online, pursuing my B.Ed. in Elementary Education. I grew up in a strong Christian conservative home in Colorado, and my family inspired my love of politics. I can’t wait to find ways to integrate my passion for the Constitution and America […]

Emerson Letz

My name is Emerson Letz, and I am in the 6th grade at Grapevine Faith Christian School. In my free time, I enjoy playing football and learning more about the game. When I’m older, I hope to study sports broadcasting in college and hopefully have a career in football. For now, I also really enjoy […]

Jalen Hill, Brittani Richards, & Kamryn Dukes

My name is Jalen Hill and I am 17 years old. I live in Oklahoma City, and attend Destiny Christian School as a Junior. My favorite subjects currently are sign language and government. I love getting to know more about how our country works, and trying to find ways to improve it. I love getting […]

Carson Collins

Carson is a 16-year-old homeschooled sophomore from Austin, Texas and a dual-credit student at Austin Community College. He is a nationally competitive rower, racing in regattas across the country. In fact, Carson and his teammate are the current US Rowing Junior National champions in the Men’s U17 Double. When he is not rowing, Carson enjoys […]

Colt Jaxon

Colt is a 17-year-old homeschool student living on a small cattle ranch in Florida. When he is not studying, Colt enjoys making Lego displays for local Lego exhibitions, including the Florida State Fair. Colt has been the worship leader for his youth group, where he sang and played guitar on Wednesday nights and for a […]

Maisie Munroe

Maisie is a twelve-year-old homeschool student who lives on a small cattle ranch in Florida. Maisie enjoys singing, playing guitar, making art, and horseback riding when she is not studying. She is involved with the local 4-H club and will show a steer at next year’s county fair. Maisie has won first place for two […]

Victoria Anyiam

Hi, my name is Victoria Anyiam. I am a sophomore college student at the Community College of Philadelphia. I love to dance, sing, and play sports. I have done sports collegiately at my previous school, Penn State Brandywine, running for the cross country team. I also did track and field at my alma mater high […]

Casey Chapter

Casey Chapter is a graduate student at Florida State University studying Public Interest Media & Communication. She has previously worked in journalism, reporting on COVID-19 and K-12 education for various media outlets, including USAToday’s Tallahassee Democrat and NPR-affiliated news station WFSU. Casey is interested in producing documentary films in the future.   Watch Casey’s Winning […]

Steph Jackman

Steph comes from a background in higher education and education administration. She earned her BS in Recreation Management from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University, and an MA degree in English Literature from the University of New Hampshire. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Instructional Design and Technology at Idaho […]

Jonell Adu-Gyamfi

My name is Jonell Adu-Gyamfi, and I am a first-year pre-med student at Johns Hopkins University. My major is Psychology and my minor is Entrepreneurship and management. At Hopkins, I am on the African Dance Team and am a part of the Executive Board for our African Student Association. I also started working as a […]

Kristin Tokarev

Kristin is a graduate student at Northwood University, a private, free-enterprise school. She studied economics in her undergrad and is currently working on her master’s degree in science with a concentration in business analytics. She lives in Michigan with her family, although she is a seasoned traveler. She grew up across several states and even […]

Jayden Mann

My name is Jayden Mann, I’m 16 years old from Midwest City Oklahoma. I attend Destiny Christian High School as a Junior. History has always fascinated and intrigued me. I participate in art and drama. Some of the plays I’ve acted in are Godspell, The One Act Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan and many […]

Astha Savalia – Winner, Best Poem

Astha Savalia is a fifth grader from Naperville, Illinois. She proudly serves on the Student Council, plays viola in her school orchestra. and plays chess in an afterschool club. She has already completed over 25 hours of community service during this school year and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down! Astha is actively involved […]

Natalie Doelman – Winner, Best Essay

Natalie is a senior at Purdue University, majoring in agribusiness with a concentration in food marketing and certificate in public policy. She calls the beautiful Washington State home, where she grew up milking cows on her family’s dairy farm, surfing and hiking in God’s creation, and developing a love for American political history. Specifically, her […]

Wyatt Powers

Hi, I’m Wyatt Powers, a 6th grader at a Christian school in Texas. I love to do lots of things like drawing, reading, drama, speech & debate, and learning history. When I’m not inside doing those things, I’m outside doing something else. I run cross country and am on swim, basketball, and football teams. I […]

Claire Zhu

Claire Zhu is a sophomore at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey. She learned to code during the COVID-19 pandemic and since then has been dedicated to growing her knowledge and challenging herself. She also works outside of school to help her community by teaching Python classes to young kids over Zoom. In her free […]

Alexis Coffey

Alexis is a 17 year old high school senior from Chandler, Arizona. She splits her time between Arizona College Prep High School and the East Valley Institute of Technology Radio/Audio Production Program. You can hear her on the local radio station 88.7 the Pulse. In her free time, Alexis loves to play guitar and bass. […]

Emily Schutte – Winner, Best Essay

Emily Schutte is a sophomore at Hillsdale College studying Rhetoric and Public Address. Home for her is the innovative state of Ohio where she grew up as the middle of seven kids. Emily grew up in a household where God, music, and family were extremely important. She developed a love for her country through the […]

Jade Carlile – Winner, Best Essay

Jade Carlile is a 16-year-old junior from Highland, UT, who loves being actively involved in her community and a variety of hobbies. She has founded both the PSI Alpha National Psychology Honor Society and the Latino Culture Society at her school and is actively engaged in Model UN, Chess Club, The Floor-Political Debate Club, and […]

Nissi Xavier – Winner, Best Essay

My name is Nissi Xavier. I am an eighth grader at Magsig middle school, in Centerville Ohio. I love to be involved in different activities and events! At school, I am involved in many clubs and activities such as speech and debate, orchestra, volleyball, art club, student council, student ambassadors, and more. Outside of school […]

Steven Jiang – Winner, Best Essay

I am Steven Jiang, an 8th grader at Whitney Young Academic Center in Chicago, IL. I have many hobbies, including drawing, playing soccer, and learning new things. Usually, in my spare time, I browse through online courses to learn subjects such as biology, computer programming, and world history. Each month, I try to focus on […]

Cailyn White – Winner, Best Artwork

Cailyn White is from Keller, TX. She is 9 years old and in 4th grade. She is participating in the homeschool program at Grapevine Faith with her younger sister. She loves drawing and doing arts and crafts. She also enjoys tap dancing, swimming, and spending time with friends.       Click here or scroll […]

Loren Crayton – Winner, Best Artwork

Loren Griffin Crayton, age 10, is an energetic and outgoing 4th grader who lives in Texas. Loren wakes up with a smile and loves learning and keeping busy with sports and other activities. Loren recently earned his black belt at 9 years old, and also enjoys lap swimming, playing baseball, basketball, and spending quality time […]


Tova Love Kaplan, is a Harvard student from Chicago, Illinois. She is a three time winner of the We The Future contest, is the national Youth Director of Constituting America, and runs the Youth Advisory Board. She is passionate about inspiring young people to know and use their Constitutional rights.


Shaynlin Smith grew up in Drexel, Missouri where she graduated from Drexel High School in 2022 as Valedictorian and Class President. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Psychology minor from Central Methodist University. Shaynlin is planning to attend graduate school in the Fall of 2024 to begin working […]

Lindsey Larkin

Lindsey Larkin is a Rhetoric and Media major from Abingdon, MD. At Hillsdale College, she is a George Washington Fellow and a Kehoe Family Initiative for Entrepreneurial Excellence Fellow. Lindsey also interns in the College’s Public Relations office. On campus, she has been a member of the Student Federation, Federalist Society, Charger Cheerleading, and worked […]

Adam Zheng

Adam Zheng is an aerospace engineering student at Texas A&M University, originally from East Amherst, NY. In summer 2023, he worked as a systems engineering intern at the Marshall Space Flight Center. He has experience leading student teams & organizations, conducting research involving space robotics and optimizing fork biodegradability, as well as a variety of […]

Nicholas Heiniger

Nicholas Heiniger is from Marietta, Georgia. He is currently a second-year student at the University of Georgia, where he is studying international relations and Russian. During this semester, Nicholas is in Washington, D.C. in his university’s Washington semester program, and he is combining classes with an internship at the U.S. Russia Foundation. His interest in […]

Hannah (Cooksey) Burt, Alumni

I am a twenty-something living my dream as a stay-at-home mama of 2 (almost 3). Before children, I worked as a paralegal for the nonprofit Freedom Foundation, where our mission was to protect our clients’ First Amendment rights. It was a bustling practice and I greatly enjoyed my time there. I graduated with a paralegal […]

Jessie Clement, Alumni

Clement was adopted into a musical family as an infant- a family chosen by her birth mother specifically for their musical sensibilities. What neither birth mother nor adoptive family could have chosen was Jessie’s ear and writing talent. The young artist behind the Spotify Discover Weekly picks “”Record Player”” and “”Waiting On The Sun”” has […]

Melissa Woodford, Alumni

A resident of Orlando, Florida and originally from New York, Melissa currently works as a sales associate and marketing specialist in medical implant sales, representing a sternal plating device for cardiothoracic surgeons. It is to help fuse the sternum back together again after open heart surgery. Prior to this job, she worked in communications and […]

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Leena Mehendale, Dallas, Texas – 2022 Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr. Exemplary Citizen Award Winner

Leena Mehendale, daughter of Neelesh and Kimberly Mehendale, is a graduate of The Hockaday School and is currently attending MIT as a member of the women’s soccer team. In her senior year of high school, Leena served as President of the Hockaday Social Impact Board, Captain of Varsity Cross Country, Captain of Varsity Soccer, and […]


Trijal Tagadur, currently an eighth grader, is from one of the most prominent and historical states in America, Georgia. Since he was a young kid, he loved learning about history, regarding it as one of his favorite subjects, ranging from Native American settlements to the California Gold Rush and from the American Revolution to the […]