Dawson Rhoades & Stella Mayes

Dawson Rhoades, 12, is a 6th Grader at Grapevine Faith Christian School and resides in Texas with his parents and his older brother. Dawson’s hobbies include playing tennis, pickleball, golf, water skiing, acting, and performing on the piano. In his free time Dawson can be found adding music to his “favorites” playlist, which includes songs from the 80’s, Contemporary Christian, and Country Hits.  Dawson’s favorite class is American History.  Dawson enjoys learning about our country’s rich history and the lessons that can be learned from our past.  He is honored to have been selected as “Best Middle School Song Winner.”

Listen to Dawson’s Winning Song Below:

Our Interview With Dawson

Was this the first time you entered the contest?

How did you hear about the contest?
My advanced science teacher Mrs. Lauden assigned the project.

What inspired your work?
I love to write music and I love America, so I decided to enter a song about the Constitution in the competition.

What did you learn while creating your entry?
I learned that in the Bill of Rights there’s a provision regarding the housing of soldiers and another regarding unlawful search and seizure.

What do you love about U.S. History and the forming of our government?
I love that we have ups and downs in our history that we can learn from.

Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
Pearl Harbor

Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
I would say Donald Trump because he is a smart businessman who ran our country like a business and promoted America first.

Who is your greatest role model?
My grandfather is my greatest role model because even though he has a disease that prevents him from doing the things he loves like tennis and golf, he perseveres and does the best he can and is supportive of his family and treats everyone he meets with respect and kindness.

What in your life are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about music, tennis, and personifying Jesus through my actions.

How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time playing board games with my family and playing tennis.

What are your plans for the future?
I want to become a marine biologist. I’ve always loved nature and animals, in particular. I’d like to do something to benefit animals.

If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
America is one nation under God. Therefore, I would spread the gospel and the good word of Jesus.

Why is the Constitution relevant today?
The Constitution justifies our freedoms and gives us guidelines to follow.

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