Benjamin Moak, age 7, is from Parachute, Colorado. He is an avid video game player, four wheeler rider and loves shark week! His big sister Halley was our inaugural poem winner in 2010, so apparently his talent runs in the family!
Click here to read Benjamin’s winning poem!
Our Interview With Addie
Was this the first time you entered the contest?
I entered my poem two times.
How did you hear about the contest?
My sister has been a winner before me.
What inspired your work?
I like the idea that we don’t have a king or queen to boss us. I like to rhyme words!
What did you learn while creating your entry?
I learned that a balance in power is a good thing and that I can say what I want to say (and do it nicely)
How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
My teacher and my mom will help me.
How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
We are really little. We have not learned about the Constitution except that my family has taught me about it.
What do you love about U.S. History and the forming of our government?
I like George Washington.
Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
I think I would like to see where a battle was fought or maybe the White House.
Who is your greatest role model?
My sister is pretty cool.
What in your life are you most passionate about?
I like to play soccer and baseball. I am saving up my chore money for a Playstation 5.
How do you spend your free time?
I play games on my computer with my friends. read. I ride a 4-wheeler.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to be a policeman or a firefighter.
If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
Make them obey the law.
Why is the Constitution relevant today?
Everybody needs to know about their rights and that our law is good…even kids.