Fifth Annual Pueblo Home of Heroes Association  2013 Essay Contest



The fifth annual Pueblo Home of Heroes Essay Contest began in January. The contest, sponsored in partnership between the Pueblo Home of Heroes Association and the Pueblo Library District is open to all youth in School District 70, Pueblo City Schools and home schooled or at private schools.

The Essay Contest is in three age areas: Elementary, Middle and High School. The first place winners received $100 cash, second place received $75 cash and third place received $50. In addition each catagory had several Honorable Mention awards. Each student received a certificate, and a Medal of Honor Quotes booklet. All participating students receive a Certificate of Participation from the Pueblo Library District.

At the Awards Ceremony held at the Rawling Library in the Ryals Rooms on March 20, 2013 the following winners were announced and awarded:

Elementary School

1st Place – Anthony Guerrero – Diaz

Sunset Park -Teacher – Mrs. Galli

2nd Place – Caitlin Johnston

Belmont Elementary – Teacher – Mrs Radford

3rd Place – Truman McCaw

Goodnight Elementary – Teacher – Justin Shue

Honorable Mention – Dustin Medina

Corwin International Magnet School – Teacher -Ms. Jaime Quinn

Honorable Mention – Kristina Aguilar

Corwin International Magnet School – Teacher – Ms. Jaime Quinn

Honorable Mention – Matalyn Craighead

Goodnight Elementary – Teacher – Mrs Durning


Middle School

1st Place – Cade Van Riper

Goodnight – Teacher -Mrs Robson

2nd Place – Brooklyn Micheli

Goodnight – Teacher – Mrs. Robson

3rd Place – Allison Kelley

Goodnight – Teacher – Mrs Robson

Honorable Mention – Ambyrlynn Javornick

Goodnight – Mrs. Robson

Honorable Mention – Jacob Andersen

Goodnight – Mrs. Robson


High School

1st Place – William Finley

Centennial High School – Teacher – Ms. Vivoda

2nd Place – Lydia Grace Ryan

Home School – Mrs. Fryberger

3rd Place – Kayla Stalcar

Centennial High School – Teacher- Ms. Vivoda

Honorable Mention – Lizzy Manguso

Centennial High School – Teacher: Ms. Vivoda

Honorable Mention – Michael Martinez

Centennial High School – Teacher: Ms. Vivoda

Honorable Mention – Nick Johnston

East High School – Mrs. Koshak



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