Inspirational Student Dream Stories

What do today’s youth think about the American dream? All too often we get caught up in negative thinking and the news paints a bleak outlook for today’s youth. So isn’t it refreshing to read what the students in Iowa think about the American dream. I am sure after reviewing these winning Iowa essays you will come away with a fresh outlook and be inspired because Iowa’s students still believe dreams can come true in the United States. It is my goal to create a similar essay contest in all 50 states.

2010 Winning Iowa Essays

Just click on the name to view their masterpieces.

1st Place
Dillon Drake
Mount Ayr Community
16 years old

2nd Place
Autmn Grawe
Irving School
9 years old

3rd Place
Jordan Saddoris
Parkwiew Middle School (Ankeny)

4th Place
Jessup Schuler
Boone Middle School
13 years old

5th Place
Anna Marie Genung
Wilton Community School
18 years old

6th Place
Jen Neville
Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School
12 years old

7th Place
Haley L. Bannon
Paul Norton Elementary
10 years old

8th Place
Maggie Leavitt
East Elementary (Knoxville)

9th Place
Ross Clowser
Waukee Middle School

10th Place (tie)
Anthony Arroyo
Garton Elementary
10 years old

10th Place (tie)
Anna Stange Davidson
Sacred Heart School
11 years old

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