Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!
“Of the living Medal of Honor recipients, which do you admire the most and why?”
The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association, in cooperation with the Pueblo City-County Library
District, is pleased to announce the winners of its 8th Pueblo Home of Heroes Association essay contest.
The following guidelines were required:
All entries must be typed.
Elementary School level – grades 4 and 5; 300-500 words.
Middle School level – grades 6–8; 400-700 words.
High School level – grades 9–12; 500-1,000 words.
There were a total of 364 entries - 266 elementary school level, 61 middle school level and 37 high school level.
1st Place Nicholas Schmitz –Belmont Elementary School – Mrs. Espinoza
2nd Place Eli Schwartz – Corwin International Magnet School – Ms. Quinn
3rd Place Aiden Bennett – Sunset Park Elementary School – Mrs. Sweckard
Honorable Mention Tyler Austin– Highland Park Elementary School – Mrs. Turner
Honorable Mention Sara DeHeart – Sunset Park Elementary School – Mrs. Sweckard
Honorable Mention Jordan Vela – Cesar Chavez Academy – Mr. Rael
Don Ballard essay Jacquelynn Dernier – Sunset Park Elementary School – Mrs. Galli
Don Ballard essay Joseph Sandoval – Sunset Park Elementary School – Mrs. Galli
1st Place Carlie Sweckard – Corwin International Magnet School – Ms. Nickell
2nd Place Collin Velbis – Daystar Christian School – Mrs. Velbis
3rd Place Makayla Ayala – Roncalli STEM Academy – Ms. Vivoda
Honorable Mention Mailee Holley – Highland Park Elementary – Mrs. Cahill
Honorable Mention Diego Luevano – Heroes K-8 Academy – Ms. Webster
Honorable Mention Grant Velbis– Daystar Christian School – Mrs. Velbis
1st Place Cailey Sweckard – South High School – Ms. Abraham
2nd Place Michael Bui – Centennial High School – Major John Freeburg
3rd Place Zack McDaniel-Garduno – East High School – Mr. LeMasters
Honorable Mention Brett Hund – Centennial High School – Major John Freeburg
Don Ballard essay Dianne Anderson – Centennial High School – Chief Bell
Don Ballard essay Isaac Elliss – Centennial High School – Major John Freeburg