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 children’s youth program on Saturday evenings. Colt now plays on his Church-wide worship team. He grew up in Creation Happened’s creation apologetics ministry (creationhappened.org). Colt has interviewed scientists in the creation apologetics field all over the country. For example, he was present at the opening of the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, where he, at ten years old, interviewed Ken Ham about the attraction.
Additionally, this young man volunteers to help scientist and renowned speaker Dr. Jason Lisle, the Biblical Science Institute founder. Colt has traveled extensively, including in the United States, Central and South America, and Europe. Colt is involved with Turning Point USA, where he serves as a local high school chapter president. Colt has written dozens of songs and hopes to release an album.
Hear his winning song below:
Our Interview With Colt Jaxon
Was this the first time you entered the contest?
No, I entered and won first place last year.
How did you hear about the contest?
I am a “huge” fan of Vince Gill. I saw a video on YouTube of him giving a tour of his guitar room to previous contest winners. That incredible video prompted me to look up the website for Constituting America.
What inspired your work?
Unfortunately, we live in a time when people do not believe the Constitution is still relevant. Our Government seems to be acting to controvert our rights under the Constitution, especially the First Amendment. As a Constitutional Republic, we all must take a stand for the Constitution, which guarantees the rights with which our Creator endowed us.
What did you learn while creating your entry?
I researched the Constitution and realized that we Americans owe a lot to our 4th President, James Madison. He did a lot of hard work on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
Honestly, having the songs that I have written about the First Amendment helps. Whenever I sing them for people, I get several questions about why I wrote it and why the First Amendment is important.
How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
Most of my friends are very interested in history. I am a home-schooled kid, and most homeschoolers hit United States history pretty hard.
What do you love about U.S. History and the forming of our government?
I think Americans are very fortunate that we chose George Washington as our first President. He could have easily set himself up as a king. Instead, he set the standard for all future Presidents. Clearly, the U.S. Constitution is our forefather’s most impressive achievement. It is the premiere document of its kind in the world. Even though the United States is a relatively young country, our Constitution is the oldest (fully codified) Constitution globally.
Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
I have traveled around the United States, from the battle site at Breed’s Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts, to the Alamo in San Antonio. I have yet to go to Washington, D.C. I would like to go to the National Archives and see the original Constitution.
Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
I am a Munroe, so I am very interested in the history of the Munroe family in the United States. Sixteen of the Minute Men at the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, the first battle of the Revolutionary War, were from the Munroe family. The Munroe Tavern still stands in Lexington. Family history records that Sergeant “Billy” Munroe fired the famed “shot heard around the world.” Sergeant William Munroe was also the guard stationed outside of the house where Samual Adams and John Hancock were sleeping when Paul Revere came to warn them about the coming invasion of Lexington and Concord. He refused to let Revere into the house, and only after Hancock heard the commotion was Revere allowed to enter. I am a direct descendant of Sergeant William Munroe.
Because there was only one Munro clan in Scotland, all people who are named Munro, Munroe, Monro, Monroe are from the same family. So I have also always been inspired by my ancestor President James Monroe.
Who is your greatest role model?
I am a Christian, so obviously, the greatest role model and the one that we should all strive to emulate is Jesus Christ.
What in your life are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about the Lord Jesus and his plans for me. It is a fantastic feeling to lead a group of my peers to worship Him through my music. While I am passionate about music, I am also grateful and humbled that the Lord gave me this gift.
How do you spend your free time?
I spend a lot of time learning to play music (I recently bought a banjo) and writing songs. I also enjoy making Star Wars Lego displays for Lego shows. In addition, I make videos for our family ministry, Creation Happened, and I have a podcast, Creation Happened’s Believe it or Not. I help with the ministry when we do events. As a family, we often help out Biblical Science Institute started by our friend, astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle. In May, I will help him by selling books at his table at the Florida Homeschool Convention. I love doing this because I like to talk to the kids about apologetics and astronomy. I have also been serving as a president of a local high school chapter of Turning Point, the youth organization started by Charlie Kirk.
What are your plans for the future?
I am planning to go to college. I always have thought that I would become an Apologist, but I may also do something in music since this is also my passion.
If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
As a Christian, I am commanded to make disciples, so I plan to use my music to share my faith with others.
Why is the Constitution relevant today?
Our government is a Constitutional Republic. It’s literally the backbone of our political system, the thing our government is based on. The Constitution protects us from tyranny. If interpreted correctly by the Supreme Court, it’s the only hope of sustaining the “American” way of life.