2000 Mount Rushmore
International Writing Contest
Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
Presidents with Visions for America

If they could speak today,
what might they say?

2000 Contest Winners
Thanks to all who participated.
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$200 Savings Bond Winners
Patriots Dream: Geraldine. M. Stephey, Wilmington, Delaware
Celestial Conversation: Sandra Gabelt, Higley, Arizona
By Faith Abraham: Brett Campbell, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, LA

$100 Savings Bond Winners
Lincoln's Mount Rushmore Address: Anita Schoniger, Spearfish, SD  
Mt. Rushmore Speaks, Anne Newman, Dallas, TX
Roosevelt's Philosophy on Life: Heather Waibel, 12th Grade, Desert Christian, Tucson, AZ
Awakening to a Dream Come True: Ellina Khudisman, 12th Grade, Marblehead High School, Marblehead, MA:
World of Pleasures: Stephanie Newman, 12th Grade, Desert Christian High School, Tucson, AZ
Who Built America?, Aileen Ann Nielsen, 11th Grade, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York
What would they say?: Heather Lucille Pappas, 9th Grade, Fraser High School, Fraser, Michigan
Universal Family: Megan McAndrew, 8th Grade, Minesing Public School, Minesing, Ontario, CANADA
"Familiar Faces in Familiar Places": Sarah Wagner, 6th Grade, Southwest Middle School, Rapid City, SD
A Dream: Jenna Ehrman: 5th Grade, Oscar Howe Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD
AMERICA 2000: Brendan E. Kelley., 4th Grade, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes' School, Alexandria, Virginia

$50 Savings Bond Winners
"I Stand Corrected": Nancy Lee Chavez, Flushing, New York
"In My Words": Amber-lee Hightower, 10th Grade: Marysville Pilchuck High, Marysville, WA
Words spoken by Abraham Lincoln..., 10th Grade, Gina Ferguson, Batavia, IL.
George Washington Speaks out about the Second Amendment, Donovan Schoniger, 9th grade, Spearfish High School, Spearfish, SD
Our Country: Parisa Zaad, 7th Grade, Supai Middle School, Scottsdale, Arizona
I am proud: Crystal Lam, Maryknoll Convent School, Hong Kong
George Washington: Aubry Kadas, 3rd grade, Saturn Elem., Cocoa, FL:
A little talk with....: Nicole Waibel, Kindergarten: Tucson Christian School, Tucson AZ

Honorable Mention
A Presidential Argument: Josh Wolfe, 3rd Grade, Homeschool, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
On the Wings of the Eagle: Lisa Dittmar, Edmonds-Woodway School, Edmonds, Washington, USA
Presidents forever, Tiffany Fereydouni, 5th Grade, Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Monica, CA
Roosevelt: A Look at 2000, Bojun Hu, Hays High School, Hays, Kansas
What will become of tomorrow? Kay Fukunaga, St. Anthony High School, Wailuku, Hawaii
Washington's Awakening, Sally Goodfellow, Dover High School, Dover, Delaware
Together in Thought, Krista Shackleford, Mount Allison University, Charlottetown, PE, Canada.
With Eyes Open, Jeffrey O'Hearn, Moline, Illinois, Saint Louis University
I Cannot Tell A Lie: Anonymous, University of South Florida, Sarasota, Florida
If my nose were a rose: Julie Schlafer, U of Cincinnati, Ohio
SUCCESS AND COURAGE IN THE SECOND MILLENIUM, Daniel Marcou, U of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
Teddy Roosevelt, Stephanie Treglown, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Abe's Heed, Nicole A. Grant, Antigua State College, St. John's, Antigua
Memoirs Of The Presidents, Gerald Seah, ST John Fisher's College, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Sunscreen, Rebecca Haws, Whittier College, Whittier, California
A Promise of Freedom. Everett Meyer, Los Altos, CA
The Voice: John T. Clark, Cocoa Beach, FL  
BE WATCHFUL: Laurence P. O'Brien, Newcastle, Australia  
A New Roommate: Steven E. Gruber, Columbus, Ohio  
Respect, Cindy Graham, Florissant, MO  
In the Voice of George Washington, Easton Cross, Portland, Oregon
A Father's Panegyric: Farrokh Sohrabi, Towson, MD
We Stand: Rick Strate, Ocala, Florida
Far Down On a Mountain: Adam Mikesell, Farmland, Indiana
Yesteryear's Dreams Come True: Edith Connell, Springfield, Ohio
Mr Roosevelt, upon being told of a Balkans War: Graeme Lamkin, Southampton, Hampshire, England


 Team Competition: No entries. The unawarded prize money will be used in a special extra contest coming soon.