“Why My Mom Deserves a Diamond” Essay Contest
Donny’s Diamond Gallery would like to thank all the participants in the Mother’s Day essay contest. The response was tremendous with close to three hundred entries. Students all across the county wrote essays to submit to the “Why My Mom Deserves a Diamond” essay contest for a chance to win a diamond necklace or gift certificate from Donny’s Diamond Gallery. Students wrote about their moms, grandmothers and sisters with such conviction and love it was touching to read all the entries. All the students who entered deserve congratulations for their hard work and touching essays.
The students did an exceptional job and a great, big thank you to all the teachers who helped the students express their feeling of love and adoration. Many teachers used this contest as a learning opportunity by making it a class project. It was very impressive to see how creative and articulate the third graders in our area are. The kids voiced how appreciative they are of their mothers doing everyday routines such as cooking, cleaning, helping with homework and taking them to their sports events.
First place winner, George Obiyor.
My sister is very caring. She loves me and I know it. Sometimes you can't tell but other times it's easy to tell. Here are some ways you can tell she loves me.
My sister assists me. She helps me with my homework only when I need help. She doesn't really tell me the answers, she just helps me try to figure out the answers. Then she checks my homework. She helps me me practice sports. She may be a girl but she ispretty good at football. She cheers for me on the sidelines. When it's my day to set the dinnertable she helps me.
My sister takes care of me. She helps do my laundry if I ever get to do my laundry. She cooks for me a lot. Her food is good!!! My sister tells me what might happen if I do something. That helps me know what I should do and what I shouldn't do.
My sister talks with me. She tells me secrets. She talks about both our feelings.
This why I think my sister should win 1st prize. She is the best sister ever!!!!!!!!!!!
It was touching to see how many of these children viewed the special lady in their lives as heroes. Several children showed their creativity by using metaphors in comparing their mothers to the preciousness of a diamond. Some even illustrated their essays with pictures of diamonds and one entrant submitted a painting. One writer even invited Donny to his birthday because “he is so cool.”
All the essays were so wonderful and it was very hard determining the winners. Donny and Fatemeh are so grateful to the judges who made their job of choosing the winners easier. The judges who came to the rescue of Donny’s Diamond Gallery are:
It was so difficult to narrow the winners because they all did a wonderful job. It was so difficult that we couldn’t narrow it down to three essays and had a tie for third place. Although all the essays were wonderful to read these four essays really stood out.
The winners are……