Hello, my name is Isabel Crews. I am thirteen years old, but I am about to turn fourteen. Last year, I was the winner of Constituting America’s essay contest in the Middle School age division. I am currently pursuing my passions of acting, singing, reading, writing, and running. Recently, my eight year old brother and I starred in a play called ​The Boxcar Children at a small theater local to where we live. I love to sing, and there is never a time when I am not working on yet another book. I have continued to enter essay contests, such as the most recent VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest, which I won locally, won in the District division, and got fourth place in the State division. I have continued to run both cross-country and track, and I am looking forward to track season with school and summer track season with Blue Thunder Track Club. Thank you for the opportunities that are ahead of me for winning the Constituting America PSA contest. I am so excited for the trip and all that it will hold.

Watch Isabel’s Winning PSA below or click here

Our Interview With Isabel

1. Was this the first time you entered the contest?
No, I have entered the contest before. I entered last year in the Middle School Essay division of the contest, and I won.

2. How did you hear about the contest?
Last year was the first time I have entered the contest. I had entered several other competitions with my essays and had done very well. I was searching for other essay contests online, and I came across Constituting America’s contest. I entered my essay last year, and I won. I remembered Constituting America’s contest and entered again this year with my winning work, my 30-second public service announcement.

3. What inspired your work?
Learning more about the Constitution while putting together the challenge of the contest is what inspired me.

4. What did you learn while creating your entry?
I learned how to make a video out of still shots.

5. How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
I have shared my video with some of my family and friends.

6. How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
When we talk about history in class, my friends like to listen to the Constitution in song form and try to memorize it.

7. What do you love about U.S History and the forming of our government?
Although the making of our country was tough, our founding fathers and other early Americans persevered.

8. Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
The U.S. historical site I would like to visit is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA.

9. Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
Alexander Hamilton set up the National Federal Bank. He was the secretary of the treasury and strived daily to make our country better. He was very ambitious.

10. Who is your greatest role model?
God is my greatest role model along with my hard working mom and dad.

11. What in your life are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about keeping God in my life no matter what.

12. How do you spend your free time?
In my free time, I like to read and go outside to ride my bike and exercise. I also like to write, craft, and travel.

13. What are your plans for the future?
My future plans after high school is to attend an engineer school in Rolla, MO to become a computer engineer along with another engineer degree.

14. If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
If I could sew clothes for people who do not have many, I would do that as a ministry in someone else’s life.

15. How is the Constitution relevant today?
The Constitution is relevant today because it protects our freedom and without our freedom we would be oppressed. We would be living our lives based off of someone else’s choices.