Entries by Aubrey Jackman

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]