My name is Emerson Letz, and I am in the 6th grade at Grapevine Faith Christian School. In my free time, I enjoy playing football and learning more about the game. When I’m older, I hope to study sports broadcasting in college and hopefully have a career in football. For now, I also really enjoy traveling and am looking forward to exploring Washington DC this summer with my family.
Watch Emerson’s Winning PSA Below:
Our Interview With Emerson
Was this the first time you entered the contest?
I entered some artwork last year, but this is the first time my project was chosen as a winner.
How did you hear about the contest?
In 5th grade, the winners of the contest gave a speech about their entries into the contest, and that was the first time I heard about it.
What inspired your work?
I am interested in broadcast journalism and I wanted to make my project sound like a news story. I thought the PSA format would work best in that way.
What did you learn while creating your entry?
I would say I learned a lot about how much the amendments to the Constitution matter.
How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
I look forward to giving a speech about Constituting America and about my project to my school.
How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
Several of my friends enjoy studying history, and they all think the Constitution is important.
What do you love about U.S History and the forming of our government?
I admire the unity the people who founded our country must have had to decide how to shape the country.
Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
I love WW11 History, so I can’t wait to see the WW11 Memorial.
Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
George Washington is definitely my favorite American figure.
Who is your greatest role model?
My greatest role model is Jesus, but my dad is a close second.
What in your life are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about American football.
How do you spend your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy drawing, playing chess and other games, and playing football.
What are your plans for the future?
I hope to get an athletic scholarship to the University of Texas to play football there and then try to go to the NFL after college, but I am also interested in studying finance and sports broadcasting.
If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
I would like to help to change the 2nd Amendment to stop gun violence, especially in schools.
Why is the Constitution relevant today?
The Constitution is still used today to govern our country, so it is important in our everyday lives.