Congratulations to winners of the
2015 Pueblo Home of Heroes Essay Contest!

The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association in cooperation with the Pueblo City/County Library District announced the winners of the 7th Annual Home of Heroes Essay Contest Wednesday, March 18th at the Rawlings Library during an awards ceremony. This year’s theme was,
Who is the Greatest Hero in American History & Why?
There were a total of 394 entries – 241 Elementary level, 102 Middle School level and 41 High School level. The first place winning essays have been published in The Pueblo Chieftain Sunday March 29, 2015.

We are proud to present this year’s winners

Top L-R: Gonzales-Santos, Jaramillo, Lucero, Vigil, Rodriguez, Morris
Bottom L-R: Murray, Parker, Santistevan, Wilson, Martinez, Howe


1st place: Daunte Murray – Prairie Winds Elementary

Teacher Miss Bernstien

2nd Place: Aaron Martinez – Sunset Park Elementary

Teacher Mrs. Gallli

3rd Place: Olivia Winkelman – Sunset Park Elementary

Teacher Mrs. Ridpath

Honorable Mention:

Abigail Wilson – Pueblo School for the Arts & Sciences

Teacher Ms. Berg

Mariana Santistevan – Corwin International Magnet School

Teacher Ms. Schwager

Aubrey Rae Gonzales – Santos – Pueblo School for the Arts & Science

Teacher – Mrs. Hessen

Jeremiah Sanders – Goodnight School

Teacher Mrs. Dunning

Kaden Parker – Pueblo School for the Arts & Science

Teacher Mr. Tapia



1st Place: Emily Lucero – Roncalli STEM Academy

Teacher Ms. Vivoda

2nd Place: Isabella Rodriguez – Pueblo School for the Arts & Science

Teacher Mrs. Rodell

3rd Place: Joli Dou – Connect Charter School

Teacher Mrs. Gonzales

Honorable Mention:

Jayden Howe – Bessemer Academy

Teacher Mrs. Kitchen

Danae Ortiz – Roncalli STEM Academy

Teacher Ms. Vivoda

Kathleen Jaramillo – Bessemer Academy

Teacher Mrs. Kitchen



1st Place:  Raena Vigil – East High School

Teacher Mr. Gradisar

2nd   Place: Grace Morris – East High School

Teacher Mr. Romero

3rd Place: Ryan Pfannenstiel – Pueblo West High School

Teacher   Mr. Cordova

Honorable Mention:

Samuel Samberson – Pueblo West High School

Teacher Mr. Emond


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