Time Capsule Youth Essay Contest

Congratulations to the Youth Essay Writing Contest winners! Winning entries will be placed in the Anniversary Time Capsule to be sealed at a public Ceremony and Celebration at St. John’s on September 9, featuring special remarks by Wyoming Governor Mead.


Grades K-2

1st place – Silvia Kim-Miller

2nd place – Piper Benjamin

3rd place – Metta Campbell

Grades 3-5

1st place – Aidan Kim-Miller

2nd place – Will King

3rd place – Dafne Hernandez Flores

Grades 6-8

1st place – Josie Berry

2nd place – Alexander Perez-Leon

3rd place – Sofia Madera

Each Age Category will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. Winners will receive:
  • 1st place – $100 cash price and the story is placed in the time capsule.
  • 2nd place – $20.16
  • 3rd place – $19.16


Entering Kindergarten to entering 2nd Grade

What do you and your family do to stay healthy? In 2066, when you are grown up, what will you be doing to stay healthy? (Illustrations encouraged too)

Entering 3rd Grade to entering 5th Grade

It is 2066 and you work or volunteer at St. John’s Medical Center. Write a story about what your job is at the hospital and what you do to help people be healthy. (Illustrations encouraged too)

Entering 6th Grade to entering 8th Grade

Submit a story about a medical invention that improves the world. What is the invention? How does it work? How will it make the world better? (Illustrations encouraged too)

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