Hi, I’m Wyatt Powers, a 6th grader at a Christian school in Texas. I love to do lots of things like drawing, reading, drama, speech & debate, and learning history. When I’m not inside doing those things, I’m outside doing something else. I run cross country and am on swim, basketball, and football teams.
I became interested in history when I got a book about the presidents when I was about 4, and subsequently memorized them when I turned 5. After that, I would read about history, watch history themed movies, listen to audiobooks and do all I could to study up on the subject. All that to say, I LOVE history.
This bio wouldn’t be complete without me talking about Jesus. He came into my life when I was in kindergarten, and we’ve been best friends since. My faith has been encouraged by going to a Christian school.
When I go to college, I would like to double major in Pre-law (If offered) and American History, with a minor in political science. After that, I want to go to law school and become a lawyer. With the law experience, I will be ready to run for public office. My highest aspiration is to become President of the United States and have a PhD in History/Political Sciences.
I would like to thank my science teacher who made entering this contest a test grade so we would try our hardest. I’d also like to thank Jesus, Constituting America, and my parents for helping me out. God bless the USA.
Click here to see Wyatt’s Winning Stem Project: A Website On The U.S. Constitution!
Our Interview With Wyatt
Was this the first time you entered the contest?
No, I entered in elementary school for art.
How did you hear about the contest?
My science teacher assigned an entry as a project.
What inspired your work?
The STEM category, escape room, and website from last year’s winners, as well as my love for history.
What did you learn while creating your entry?
I learned how to make a website, as this was my first. I also learned a lot about the founding fathers and Constitution.
How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
I plan to show the website when the winners are announced. Also, my school will do some promotion for our winners on their social media pages and newsletter to all school families.
How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
Most of them are interested in the things on the website.
What do you love about U.S History and the forming of our government?
I like that I can look back on the mistakes they made then, so I don’t make them now.
Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
The White House.
Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
Probably Abe Lincoln, because he was great under the pressure of the Civil War. Also, he was incredibly honest.
Who is your greatest role model?
What in your life are you most passionate about?
Probably history or law.
How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time reading, drawing, and listening to audio books.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to be an attorney.
If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
I would give a bunch of money to help children’s hospitals.
Why is the Constitution relevant today?
It gives us all of our rights and others can’t take them away, try as they might.