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Looking for Your Lincoln Hero Essay & Art Contest 2009
Contest Finalists

Congratulations to all of our Essayists & Artists for a job well done!

After reviewing nearly 600 entries, we are pleased to announce the finalists of the Looking for Your Lincoln Hero contest. Selecting these final entries wasn't easy, as we had many, many very good entries, so we want to thank everyone for doing a wonderful job of honoring the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, and celebrating the heroes of today.

Finalists - Essays

Grandpa Jalil Salman by Christina

My Dad by Caroline

Jon Couchenour by Shane

My Dad by J. Cameron

Mahatma Gandhi by Avani

Finalists - Essays - Middle School

Ashley Collazo by Karalyn

Cheikh Darou Seck by Fatimata Binta from Dakar
98is a teacher who exemplifies Abraham Lincoln's humility, communication skills and open-mindedness.

My Mom by Gianna

Steve Nash by Ivan

Jackie Robinson by Colton

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Ethan Haslam
70was unswerving, selfless, and devoted to a cause greater than himself.

Roseann Misheck by Manon

Barack Obama by Chandler

Larry Badskey by Tyler

Lisa Saunooke by James
Finalists - Essays - High School

Peter E. Franz by Bianca from Evans, Georgia
75has worked very hard to become who he is today, and is his daughter's hero.

Mohammed the Fifth by Hanane from Hilliard
80and Abraham Lincoln were courageous leaders who fought for freedom and equality.

Barack Obama by Fatima from Des Moines
240If we as citizens of our countries, no matter where we live, can emulate President Lincoln and President Obama’s love for Democracy and hope, Family values and Simple Virtues in our lives, then we will bring peace to our life and our world.
Finalists - Essays - Adult and Professional

Finalists - Artwork - Elementary School
Tracy Houtman
by Megan Houtman
Mr. Bissell
by Adrianna from Nevada
Ronald Reagan
by Zachary from Nevada

Finalists - Artwork - Middle School
Barack Obama
by Michela Rocco

Finalists - Artwork - High School
Lincoln Bicentennial Hero: Rougyatou Ly
by Khadidiatou Aminata
by Traven Sherrod
Barack Obama
by Aryanna I. Osorio
Lincoln Bicentennial Hero: Nelson Mandela
by Fary from Dakar


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