Fifth Grade Essay Contest

American Mothers, a non-profit organization that aims to honor mothers through educational programs and community outreach, announced the national and state winners of the national 2016 Fifth Grade Essay Contest today.

National Winners are as follows:

First Place - Cole Henry from Apison, TN

Second Place - Aurora  Breland from Pike Road, AL

Third Place - Audrey Clemmens from Lexington, KY

The national winner, Cole Henry was presented a certificate at a surprise, school assembly at Apison Elementary School in Apison, TN on February 29th.  His teacher, Brittany Merchant, had class members participate in the national contest.

He wins a $300 cash prize sponsored by the Confidence Foundation and a trip to Washington, DC with his parents, Christa and Kevin Henry, sponosed by American Mothers, where he will read the essay at a National luncheon and meet his Congressman.  Second and third place winners win $200 and $100 respectively.

The competition centers around writing a 150 word, handwritten essay on “What My Mother Means to Me”  and encourages students from around the country to celebrate their mothers at an age where they may lose awareness of the important role moms play in their lives. The contest is open to all fifth graders (or equivalent education level.) and students may enter their state competition individually or as a class project.

Parents or teachers who would like their fifth grader’s class to participate in future contests are asked to contact  or visit the website for complete rules and information